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BCCI To Shift IPL 2021 To Mumbai As Covid-19 Cases Rises In India

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BCCI-The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning to reschedule the venue for the remaining IPL 2021 matches. Due to the high rise in Corona cases in India, the remainder of the tournament will be played in Mumbai. The BCCI has to ‘plan’ change in the venue after many players and ground staff were found COVID-19 positive within the IPL bio-bubbles in Ahmedabad and Delhi.

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Mumbai can host matches of IPL 2021 in 3 stadiums — Wankhede, DY Patil and BrabourneWankhede Stadium has already hosted ten matches during the first half of IPL 2021, while the DY Patil and Brabourne were used for training purposes.

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Earlier, the IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore which was scheduled on Monday had to be postponed. It was due to the several players and support staff were found positive in the KKR squad. Many players and support staff of KKR have gone under strict quarantine. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, both are in isolation under the supervision of expert medical practitioners.

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In the events that followed, two members of the Chennai Super Kings team have tested positive for Covid-19. The officials of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 confirmed the news on Monday. CSK’s CEO, Mr. Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner were found positive.

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have been found positive in the third round of testing. The rest of the team members have tested negative for COVID -19.

“To avoid any further spread of the virus, Sandeep and Varun have been sent in isolation. The medical team is in constant touch with both the players and is monitoring their health closely. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders team management has adopted stricter testing and protocols to identify any loopholes. The team management is trying to identify any possible causes of the spread of the virus and treat them at the earliest,” IPL said in a statement.

Five players have already opted out of the 14th season of the IPL seeing the high risk of COVID-19 in India. India continues to struggle against the dangerous 2nd wave of Corona. The country is dealing with an acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, and even vaccines amid the pandemic.

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Aditya Mishra
IIMC'n. National Level Athlete (400m- 50.23). Sports and Defence enthusiast. Busy decoding: "MANSHA-VACHA-KARMA"


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