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IPL 2021: All matches in Mumbai to go as per schedule despite lockdown in Maharashtra

A complete of 10 matches have been scheduled in Mumbai in IPL 2021.

IPL 2021: All matches in Mumbai to go as per schedule despite lockdown in Maharashtra
IPL trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday introduced a statewide curfew, which shall be beginning on April 14 and go on until May 1. This is to scale back the growing unfold of coronavirus in the state. However, the curfew won’t impact the Indian Premier League matches on the Wankhede Stadium.     

The 14th version of the cash-rich league began on April 9. Mumbai is likely one of the six cities that has been slated to host the IPL 2021. Mumbai and Chennai are presently two bases the place the IPL matches are happening. According to well-placed sources, the IPL organizing committee has confirmed that the matches on the Wankhede Stadium shall be held as they’ve been scheduled.  

The subsequent match on the Wankhede is between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals on Thursday. After that, on Friday, Punjab Kings will face the Chennai Super Kings. On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made an announcement that statewide curfew, which shall be beginning at 8 PM on April 14 until 7 AM on May 1. 

The remaining eight matches in Wankhede amidst lockdown from April 14  

“No effect on Mumbai matches as we have special permission, everything will go ahead as planned and we will take all necessary precautions” an official stated. The Wankhede Stadium has been slated to host 10 IPL league matches in this season. So far (till April 13), solely two matches have been accomplished and there are eight matches nonetheless to be performed in the Mumbai leg, the place Punjab, Rajasthan, Chennai, and Delhi shall be battling it out.

All the measures have been taken after a sudden uprise in the instances of COVID-19 in the state of Maharastra. The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray stated whereas addressing the state of Maharashtra “We are imposing strict restrictions which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow. Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow. I will not term this as lockdown.”

He additionally knowledgeable that “Local train and bus services for essential services only, petrol pumps, financial institutions associated with SEBI and construction work to continue, hotel/restaurants to remain closed only take away and home deliveries allowed,” he added.

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