IPL 2021 Schedule To Witness Changes Due To Rising Covid-19 Cases In Mumbai?
IPL 2021 schedule might see a few changes as the cases in Maharashtra have been increasing consistently. Have a look at the details on the story here.
IPL 2021 is just around the corner and cricket enthusiasts have been quite elated about the journey that lies ahead. The schedule for the tournament was recently released by the authorities and leading stadiums from Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Chennai, are expected to host matches of IPL 2021. Most people were quite surprised to see Mumbai’s name in the list of venues as the COVID-19 positive cases have been on the rise in Maharashtra. Most people also believe that it is not safe to conduct the matches there as it could lead to a surge in cases. Brijesh Patel suggested that ICC has been monitoring the condition in the city and changes will be made in case the situation does not get tamed down by April. The IPL 2021 tournament is expected to kick-start on April 9, 2021, and the finals are expected to be held at the end of May.
Here is a look at the ZEE5 video with details related to the IPL 2021 schedule and the possible changes:
IPL is one of the most happening events in India which is vividly followed by a huge population across the globe. The schedule for IPL 2021 was recently released and it has already been raising questions amongst the people. The schedule has been set in six different cities, including Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata. The schedule does not include all home stadiums as most critics believed that it wasn’t safe to conduct large-scale matches in some regions. The Mohali stadium was also kept out of the list which instantly raised queries from the Punjab team as they did not wish to miss out on the home advantage either. However, BCCI explained their decision by stating that the farmers’ protests would have become a matter of concern if the matches were scheduled in Punjab.
Quite a few people have also been criticising the board’s decision to hold matches in Mumbai as Maharashtra has been witnessing a rise in cases. The Thane district has also been put under partial lockdown, in order to control the cases that have shot up. Brijesh Patel has suggested that the venue might get changed if the situation remains unchanged in the next few days. However, BCCI is also positive that the cases will come down before the tournament starts.
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