Indian Premier League: Concern in cricket circles after Wankhede Groundstaff’s Covid Positive test

IPL 2021: Concern in cricket circles after Wankhede Groundstaff's Covid Positive test

Wankhede Stadium is expected to host 10 IPL matches this season.© AFP

With less than a week to go to kick off the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indoor Cricket Brotherhood is concerned about the coronavirus situation at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Stadium ground staff have tested positive for COVID-19, and there are real concerns that they may have interacted with other ground agents. Replacing only those who have tested Covid-positive may not be enough and the only way to resolve the situation is to bench all ground staff, are the sentiments NDTV gathered in a conversation with those responsible for the operations. cricket operations.

Wankhede Stadium is expected to host 10 matches in IPL 2021.

The first game at Wankhede is on April 10, with last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals taking on three-time champion Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2021 kicks off on April 9, with the reigning champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli in Chennai.

The IPL is back in India this year after moving to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IPL 2020 took place in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi as the Mumbai Indians marched to a record fifth title.


This year’s IPL has been scheduled in six cities with the coronavirus pandemic in mind. The tournament will be played in Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad.

All matches will take place in neutral venues, ensuring that neither team will gain a home advantage.

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