Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik on Monday confirmed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 matches would be held in Mumbai with proper planning and the state government has granted permission with given restrictions. His confirmation comes a day after it was revealed that Maharashtra would be entering weekend lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Malik mentioned “The permission has been given for the matches with restrictions the crowd would not be allowed to enter the stadiums. Whoever is participating in the IPL, would have to stay at one place in isolation. there can be no overcrowding, we have made this clear and on this basis, we have given the permission”.
Wakhede Stadium is all set to host IPL games this season from April 10-25. The first match is displayed to be played on April 10 between Delhi capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
On Sunday,BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had also confirmed that everything will go on as per schedule in the IPL Games. The BCCI is also thinking of players vaccination ahead of the IPL with BCCI vice president saying that the board will get in touch with the Health Ministry for players vaccination.