Ahead of the second IPL 2021 match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, which is about to happen on April 10, BCCI has asked Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officers to carry a negative Covid-19 report to attend Indian Premier League (IPL) matches on the Wankhede Stadium. Even vaccinated officers and staff members have been asked to carry a Covid-19 negative report.
In a letter accessed by ANI, MCA secretary Sanjay Naik has written to all MCA apex council members to produce a negative Covid-19 report for entry contained in the Wankhede Stadium.
“As per BCCI’s protocol, all the officials who would be attending the IPL 2021 matches at Wankhede Stadium are required to produce a negative report of RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours of the match day,” Naik wrote in his letter.
“The tests are mandatory even for those who have been vaccinated. The report will have to be produced at the time of entry to the stadium on each match day. Hence you are requested to get yourself tested at your end and carry the negative report to the stadium on match day,” he added.
Wankhede Stadium is about to host 10 IPL games this season from April 10-25. The first match on the Mumbai stadium is slated to be performed in a while Saturday between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
Maharashtra stays the worst-affected state due to Covid-19. On Friday, the state of Maharashtra recorded 58,993 new COVID-19 instances, 45,391 recoveries, and 301 deaths.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally hit a document each day excessive because the outbreak of the pandemic with over 1.45 lakh new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the cumulative rely to 1,32,05,926, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry.
Last week, a number of members of the Wankhede groundstaff returned with optimistic Covid-19 reports. On Sunday, the Maharashtra authorities introduced a weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am to curb the unfold of Covid-19.
(With ANI inputs)