Mumbai is slated to host the second match of this yr’s IPL on April 10. The match shall be performed between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. BCCI, nevertheless, stays assured of pulling off the matches in Mumbai. TOI understands that BCCI had Hyderabad as one of the backup venues.
“It’s too late to move the matches from Mumbai now. The members of the organizing team have been in a separate bubble. The players are in a strict bubble. BCCI had Hyderabad as a backup but it is very difficult to move it in a week,” a senior BCCI official advised TOI.
“He had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28, 2021, with a negative report. His report from the second COVID test, came positive. He is currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility,” learn an announcement from Capitals.
It could also be famous that a number of gamers and help employees from Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals had examined upon reaching UAE for the final yr’s IPL in September. “At the moment, BCCI is confident of pulling off an incident-free IPL like it did in UAE,” the official added.
Host associations on alert; DDCA will get employees vaccinated
TOI understands that the board is talking to the remaining of the host associations to tighten its Covid protocols. With native associations internet hosting the matches, there’s an inhabitation of few unruly affiliation members violating the protocols. It shall be communicated to different state associations that they have to begin implementing the protocols even when they’re due to host the matches in the second half of the match.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), which can host its first sport on April 28, has already began a free vaccination drive for its complete employees. “The ground staff were the first ones to get the shots. DDCA president Rohan Jaitley took special permission from the government citing the IPL. Now, all the employees and directors will get vaccinated,” a DDCA official advised TOI.
It is learnt that the BCCI will urge different state associations to arrange such a drive to avert any incident in the approaching two months.