The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the IPL 2021 matches will be held in Mumbai despite the spike in COVID-19 cases in the city and 10 groundsmen testing positive.
Sourav Ganguly also confirmed that there will be no effect on IPL 2021 matches due to the total lockdown imposed by Maharashtra Government during weekends.
“Lockdown in a way will be better since not many people will be around. So it will be restricted to few people who will undergo regular tests inside the bio-bubble. The IPL matches will be held in Mumbai,” Sourav told The Telegraph.
“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,” he added.
“Lockdown won’t be a problem since 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,” the BCCI president insisted.