IPL 2021: 3 Staff Members Of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium Test Positive for COVID-19

After 10 staff members of Wankhede Stadium finally tested negative for COVID-19, 3 others have now been found to be positive for the same.

Srimoyee Bhattacharya

April 8, 2021

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IPL 2021 is right around the corner, with merely a few days left in hand for the first match of the season to be played by the teams. While the first match will be played in the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 9, the second one was scheduled to take place in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 10. However, the horrible condition of increasing COVID-19 cases has resulted in trouble for BCCI and the teams who were to play there.

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Mumbai’s rising number of COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the virus in India has been absolutely disastrous, to say the least. The city has seen a major spike in the recorded number of new active cases and this deteriorating situation has led to some serious trouble for the upcoming season of IPL 2021 which is held in India every year. It has now been found that 3 people who are closely associated with Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium have now tested positive for COVID-19.

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While IPL 2021 will matches are set to commence on April 9, with the first match being between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will be held in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. However, the next match is to be held between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in the famous Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10. Although 10 staff members of the stadium finally recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 recently, 3 other members have now been found positive for the virus. 2 of these 3 members are part of the ground staff and 1 of them is a plumber at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Officials have declared that whoever has tested positive will not be allowed to return home, and will be required to stay back at the stadium itself. And accordingly, the 3 COVID-19 positive staff members of the stadium have been quarantined there already. Although there has been no official update from BCCI on the matter yet, the second wave of the virus has evidently become a scary situation for the teams who will play in IPL 2021.

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