10 Wankhede Groundstaff, 6 Event Managers Test Positive for COVID-19, Franchise Tighten Checks

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Indian Premium League is going to start its 14th season just after a week. We have reported that ground staff in Wankhede Stadium is tested positive for coronavirus. Since the cases of coronavirus are rising rapidly in Maharashtra. The report for the ground staff to be positive come between all the COVID-19 and IPL rush. The IPL 2021 Franchises is following strict protocols and currently keeping their finger crossed for the upcoming tournament.

The IPL’s first match was scheduled to be held in Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai. The first match is to be played on April 10, 2020, between the team Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.

Franchise Official Reaction on this Case

One of the franchise officials speaking to the news channel said that it is a warning for us and time for us to follow more strict protocols to control the current situation. We must become more protective when we hear something like this, even before starting the tournament.

Everybody is following the COVID protocols strictly, but it makes us a little anxious when such news comes up. All are trying to keep the situation under control and follow the guidelines as suggested by WHO.

Another IPL 2021 franchise official says that we must need to be more aware and protective before the IPL tournament gets started. This news is a signal to everyone before we head towards the IPL season.

We must not forget the situation we are facing right and don’t make any blunder to avoid future problems. We need to follow the protocols strictly to don’t complicate the situation.

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Wankhede Stadium and IPL 2021 Schedule

This year 10 IPL matches are scheduled to be held in the Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai from April 10- April 25. Four franchises have set up their base in Mumbai, including Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Mumbai Indians.

Since the cases of COVID-19 are growing rapidly in Maharashtra, till Friday, Maharashtra has reported 47,827 new COVID-19 cases and 202 deaths from the highest-ever single day spike of 8,832 recent cases were registered from Mumbai. This was the 2nd day in continuation that Mumbai had reported over 8,500 cases.

More News on IPL

A piece of good news is coming out from the team Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. Nitish Rana has finally tested negative coronavirus. He was tested positive for coronavirus before on March 22.

Following all the protocols and being self-quarantined after that, he again goes for the COVID-19 test on Thursday, where he tested negative for corona. He will now join the training soon, with an opening match on April 11 against SunRisers Hyderabad.

After that, KKR issued a statement that says that Batsman Nitish Rana is finally tested negative for coronavirus on March 19 and check in the hotel for team KKR in Mumbai with a negative test report.

According to IPL protocol, we again tested him on March 22, where the result comes out as positive. He was completely asymptomatic and we are glad that he finally tested negative for coronavirus. He will start training soon, before the start of the IPL tournament.

The BCCI SOP has instructed the player to remain in the designated area outside the biosecure environment in self-isolation if we tested them positive for COVID-19, at least for ten days.

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