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IPL 2021: Upcoming IPL matches to be held in Mumbai amid rising corona virus cases, BCCI gets deadline till May 7

Two matches have been postponed following the Kovid Report positive of players and staff from Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings teams.

The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will return to Mumbai again this week. The BCCI is planning to shift the upcoming matches in Delhi and Ahmedabad to the Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.

The BCCI has given itself the deadline till May 7 to make necessary arrangements to organize all the matches in Mumbai after the Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings teams came to the fore in Corona Viram affairs. Also Read – Corona stings IPL, now T20 World Cup looming

Teams that had to travel from Delhi and Ahmedabad to Kolkata and Bangalore for the final leg of the tournament have refused to go there, given the current conditions. At the same time, the teams present in Delhi are scared due to the fast growing corona virus cases in the country’s capital. Also Read – Corona virus now reached in animals, eight Asiatic lions were found infected

According to a report in the Times of India, BCCI officials have appealed to Maharashtra Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray to help organize the matches. After which Thackeray has given the green signal to organize IPL matches in Mumbai under strict protocol. Also Read – Corona Vaccination: Air India Pilot Union threatens, will not stop the vaccine on priority

The BCCI will set up DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai along with Wankhede and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai to host the upcoming matches.

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