Maharashtra Cabinet Minister gives a green signal for conducting IPL matches in Mumbai!
Maharashtra’s Cabinet Minister, Nawab Malik on Monday confirmed that the IPL matches in Mumbai would be going ahead as per the schedule. Nawab Malik’s confirmation came a day after the CM of Maharashtra announced that the state would enter the weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 pm in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“The permission is given for the matches with restrictions in place. The crowd will not be allowed to enter the stadiums. Whoever is practising in IPL have to stay in one place in isolation. There should be no overcrowding & on this basis, we have given the permission”, Malik told the media.
The BCCI is planning to Vaccinate the Players ahead of the IPL 2021!
“There are many people who are demanding Vaccination, the BCCI has also requested that the players should get vaccinated. We are aware that there are many people in Maharashtra who are at risk of getting exposed to COVID-19. We also want the age limit to be reduced so that we can vaccinate others also but unless the Central Government gives the permission we cannot do so”, Nawab added in his statement.
On Sunday, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also confirmed that the IPL will go ahead as per the plan. “Everything will go ahead as per the planned schedule”, Sourav Ganguly told the media. Wankhede Stadium is will host 10 IPL matches this season from April 10 to 25. The first match at the Wankhede Stadium will be played on April 10 between Delhi Capitals & CSK. Four franchises such as Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings & Rajasthan Royals have set up their base in Mumbai.
The BCCI is looking forward to getting the players vaccinated ahead of the IPL 2021. The BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla said that he will get in touch with the Health Ministry to get players vaccinated. “In order to cope with the rising risk of COVID-19, I think the solution is to get players vaccinated. Nobody knows when coronavirus is going to end. So I think that we have to think over that. Vaccination should be done for the players”, Rajeev Shukla told the media.