IPL 2021. (Source: BCCI)

Mumbai is set to host a number of IPL 2021 matches but the spike in COVID-19 cases has become a cause of concern. The BCCI though has said that it would be difficult to shift the scheduled matches.

“Yes, Hyderabad is one of the stand-by venues but for all practical purposes, we are still not thinking about shifting games from Mumbai. It will be difficult to create another bio-bubble at such short notice,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday.

“Yes, it was 8 positive cases yesterday as far as ground-staff are concerned. Today two more positive cases have emerged and all 10 have been sent back home and are isolated.

“We are bringing fresh ground-staff from the Mumbai CA ground in Kandivali for preparations. Also 6 to 7 event management staff hired by BCCI have also tested positive,” a senior Mumbai Cricket Association official told PTI.


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