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Everything will go on as per schedule: Sourav Ganguly

07 Apr, 2021
Everything will go on as per schedule: Sourav Ganguly
07 Apr, 2021 By Editor

The Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 will get underway in less than 2 days time. The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will square off at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

While the vaccination drive has begun in India, CoVID-19 pandemic is far from over. The virus' second wave appears to be spreading, and as a result, the IPL 2021 will only be held in a few venues behind closed doors. It is worth noting that a few of the players and support staff members of teams have tested positive for the virus during their quarantine period. 

The state of Maharashtra is clocking the most number of cases, each day in the country. A number of rumours circulated that matches would be moved away from Wankhede. 

Speaking to the Telegraph, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly talked about the virus scare and as well as how the Board intends to conduct the tournament.

“Everything will go on as per schedule. The IPL matches will be held in Mumbai. Once you are in a bubble nothing happens. Even in the UAE last season, there were a few such incidents in the lead-up to the event but once the tournament started everything was fine," Sourav Ganguly told Telegraph.

Necessary measures taken, says Dada

“We have got the necessary permission and assurances from the state government to conduct matches there. Mumbai will be hosting only ten matches between April 10 to 25 and there will be nothing to worry inside the bio-bubble. We are in a well-secured set-up and the players and support staff will be safe," Dada added.