IPL 2021 matches to be moved to Mumbai


The concluding leg of match was set to be held in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) caravan is ready to bear a scheduling revamp, with the concluding leg of the match being deliberate in Mumbai as an alternative of Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), custodian of the IPL, is understanding a rejig, a proper announcement of the change in fixtures is probably going to be made afterward Tuesday.

At the second, it’s being mulled that the franchises, broadcast and operations crew will begin travelling to Mumbai from May 7 and the first recreation in Mumbai of the “reworked last leg” will be performed after May 10.

“Due to the logistical and health safety reasons, we may have to take two or three days’ break but that can be made up with additional double-headers,” an IPL insider instructed The Hindu, preferring anonymity.

It is known that at the very least three inns in Mumbai have began establishing bubbles for their very own workers, a requirement to preserve well being and security of everybody concerned within the IPL bubble.

The Hindu understands that the transfer was sparked after the IPL biosecure bubble in Delhi and Ahmedabad was breached throughout the second leg. It led to a majority of franchise managements refusing to journey to Kolkata or Bengaluru, as an alternative agreeing for Mumbai since “it’s been a safe bubble so far.”

Multiple gamers confirmed to The Hindu that their respective groups have knowledgeable them to “be on standby” for travelling to Mumbai “later this week”.

For the final leg, which may have “at least 26 matches, including the Playoffs”, the BCCI has zeroed in on the Wankhede Stadium and the Dr. D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. In the first leg, all 10 video games have been performed on the Wankhede Stadium.

“Considering the travel plans for the World Test Championship final, it is being worked out that the final will be played on May 30 only,” the insider added.

The BCCI mandarins are understood to have touched base with the Maharashtra State authorities. Despite the extreme restrictions for most people to curb COVID-19 outbreak, the State authorities is known to have responded favourably to the transfer. The State authorities had additionally made an exception for the first leg of IPL.


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