BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says IPL going ahead as per schedule | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on Sunday confirmed that all the pieces will go on as per schedule within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
His affirmation comes simply hours after the Maharashtra authorities introduced a weekend lockdown to curb the unfold of Covid-19.
“Everything will go on as per schedule,” Ganguly informed ANI.

Maharashtra will enter a strict weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am, mentioned state Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik including that important companies and transportation together with buses, trains, and taxis can be allowed. The determination was taken in a Cabinet assembly at present in view of surging COVID-19 instances, he informed reporters.
“A cabinet meeting took place today and some important decisions were taken related to COVID-19. Strict rules have been made and they will be enforced from 8 pm tomorrow. The night curfew will be in force from 8 pm to 7 am. During day time, section 144 will be in force from tomorrow prohibiting more than five people to gather at one place. A decision has been taken to shut down malls, restaurants, bars. Take away services will continue. Essential services will be allowed. Government offices will open with 50 per cent capacity. Industries will continue. There is no restriction on construction work, markets,” he mentioned.

“A decision has also been taken to impose strict lockdown from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday in Maharashtra. The decision has been taken after consultations,” he added.
Wankhede Stadium is about to host 10 IPL video games this season from April 10-25. The first match on the Mumbai stadium is slated to be performed on April 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.

Four franchises — Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals have arrange their base in Mumbai as of now. The fifth franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can be primarily based in Mumbai at the moment, however they may quickly transfer to Chennai to play their first match towards SunRisers Hyderabad on April 11.
The BCCI can be pondering of gamers’ vaccination ahead of the IPL with BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla saying that the board will get in contact with the Health Ministry for gamers’ vaccination.

“In order to cope with this coronavirus rise, I think the only solution is to get vaccinated. BCCI is also thinking on those lines that players should be vaccinated. Nobody knows when coronavirus is going to end and you can’t give a deadline that by this time frame, it will not be there so players can play easily. So, I think now will have to think over that. Vaccination should be done for the players also,” Shukla informed ANI.
When requested if BCCI has written to the Health Ministry concerning gamers’ vaccination, Shukla mentioned the BCCI is mulling over the thought and they’re going to undoubtedly get in contact with the ministry that gamers needs to be vaccinated.

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