Indian Premier League 2021 matches are currently being played in Delhi and Ahmedabad. Covid-19 cases are increasing in these two cities. In such a situation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is considering shifting the IPL to Mumbai. This can be done this weekend.
If this happens, the IPL schedule may have to be changed a lot. This means that many double headers can be incremented. With this, the final of the IPL which is to be held in the end of May can
How will bio-bubble be prepared?
According to news from ESPN Cricinfo, the biggest challenge for BCCI is to prepare a bio-bubble while taking the IPL to Mumbai. This includes finding hotels and building stadiums for the eight teams. The good thing is that as far as match fitness is concerned, the three stadiums in Mumbai – Wankhede, DY Patil and Brabon – were used for the first leg of the IPL in April.
While the matches were played at Wankhede, the Bandra-Kurla Complex of Mumbai Cricket Association and the other two grounds were used for training.
IPL mobilized in preparations
It is reported that the BCCI has gathered information by calling several hotels in Mumbai to see if they are able to follow the guidelines for preparing bio-bubble for the teams.
BCCI returned to the original plan
This means that the BCCI will revert to the plan of its old two vans. In this, Mumbai will be made the main venue. The IPL schedule released on March 7 included six grounds – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. The first leg matches took place in Chennai and Mumbai and now the second phase matches are being played in Ahmedabad and Delhi.
Doubt regarding travel
The next phase of the IPL is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru and Kolkata from next week. However, the second wave of the Kovid-19 epidemic has affected India badly. Even cases are coming out in the bio-bubble of IPL. In such a situation, franchisees, players and even some officials in BCCI are apprehensive about the dangers of traveling.
Things are getting better in Mumbai
When the IPL started, the situation in Mumbai was very bad. But now the situation looks better there. Mumbai saw 2662 cases on Monday, the lowest since March 17. On April 4, there were 11163 cases, the highest during the epidemic.
There will be a change in venue of IPL (BCCI-IPL)