IPL 2021: Jay Shah wishes players and stakeholders the very best ahead of opener | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Friday mentioned the board is doing “everything possible” to conduct the Indian Premier League (IPL) in a secure method and wished players the very best ahead of the event opener.
“#IPL returns home. In these trying times, @BCCI is doing everything possible to have a safe @IPL. I wish all the athletes & stakeholders the very best of health & success. @ChennaiIPL @DelhiCapitals @mipaltan @SunRisers @RCBTweets @PunjabKingsIPL @KKRiders @rajasthanroyals,” Shah tweeted.

Having weathered the coronavirus wave to an extent, the BCCI gears up for what might be one other season of excessive-voltage clashes in the 14th version of the IPL.
The final week has been something however easy so far as the IPL Governing Council and the BCCI officers are involved. News of individuals in and round the bio-bubbles — created for franchises and these concerned with the IPL — testing constructive for COVID-19 made headlines virtually every single day.
While there have been lesser circumstances in Chennai, Mumbai noticed not simply players, but in addition groundstaff testing constructive. With the second wave of Covid-19 forcing states to order evening curfews or weekend lockdowns, the one query that did the rounds was whether or not the 2021 version will see the gentle of the day or not?
The league has seen its share of constructive circumstances with players like Nitish Rana, Daniel Sams, Devdutt Padikkal testing constructive for the virus. While Padikkal and Rana have now recovered, Mumbai Indians’ expertise scout and wicketkeeping marketing consultant, Kiran More additionally examined constructive for COVID-19 this week. Thankfully, the relaxation of the members in the Mumbai Indians camp returned unfavourable COVID-19 outcomes.
The BCCI has held floor and maintained a constructive perspective. The board believes that the event might be an enormous success similar to the earlier version in the UAE.
The focus now shifts to the motion on the floor. The first 17 days will see video games being performed out in Chennai and Mumbai with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking up Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener in Chennai.
Amongst all the eight groups, Mumbai Indians as soon as once more look the strongest. And the season opener is poised to be a field workplace success as two of Indian cricket’s favorite sons — Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma — will battle it out at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. With evening curfews again in most states and individuals trying to play it secure and keep indoors, one can anticipate everybody to be glued to their tv screens.

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