In view of the Corona epidemic, most of the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (2021) can be shifted to Mumbai. Sources associated with the BCCI said that all arrangements are being made in Mumbai for this. On Monday, two KKR players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier were stirred up as being corona positive. The match between RCB and KKR was also postponed.
Shifting may occur from the end of this week
According to BCCI officials, the IPL can be shifted to Mumbai from the end of this week. This would mean that matches would not be played in Kolkata and Bengaluru. Also, the finals, including the playoffs, will not take place in Ahmedabad. All these matches will be held in Mumbai only. However, the final decision is yet to be taken in this time. Only then will there be an official announcement.
Match can be held in 3 stadiums in Mumbai
According to this plan of BCCI, from May 8 or 9, all the matches of IPL can be played in three stadiums in Mumbai. Apart from Wankhede, matches will take place at Brabourne and DY Patil Stadium. 10 matches of the season have already been played in Wankhede. The remaining two stadiums are also said to be match ready.
Big shock to Narendra Modi Stadium
There were 12 matches to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Out of these, only 6 matches have taken place. It remains to be seen whether the matches taking place on May 6 and 8 are there. Due to the shifting of Mumbai matches, big matches like play offs and finals will be snatched from this stadium.
There can also be a change in schedule
If IPL matches from the week-end shift to Mumbai, then a change in schedule is also possible. Then the number of days can be increased in which there are two head-to-head encounters (double headers). Apart from this, the final match can also be held in the first week of June instead of May 30.
The schedule of the World Test Championship may also change
If the IPL event is pulled up by the first week of June, then the schedule of the final match of the World Test Championship to be held in England from June 18 to 22 may also have to be changed. Right now England has prohibited the movement from India. If it is also exempted then players will have to stay for 14 days quarantine. The final of the IPL will not be possible from June 18 due to the IPL pulling up to the first week of June.