IPL 2021: BCCI officials getting ‘concerned’ as Covid-19 cases grow, says ‘ready for the worst

IPL 2021: IPL GC member confirms to Insidesport, ‘Mumbai to stay IPL venue, no need to panic’
IPL 2021: IPL GC member confirms to Insidesport, ‘Mumbai to stay IPL venue, no need to panic’

IPL 2021 – BCCI ‘Concerned’ as Covid-19 grows: Amid the reports of the second wave of Covid-19 impacting and affecting the entire country, concerns within the BCCI currently preparing for IPL 2021 are also growing. The concerns are more as the situation in Mumbai, the venue for the first phase of IPL 2021 is getting worse by the day.

BCCI and IPL franchises now racing against time and keeping their fingers crossed.

“To say that we are not concerned will not be correct. Yes, there are concerns and we are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. This is something beyond our control and we can do nothing to check the number of cases. If there is a lockdown, we have to deal with the situation as it comes. But there is no point losing our sleep over it,” a BCCI official told Insidesport.co on Friday on the condition of anonymity.

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IPL 2021: BCCI officials getting ‘concerned’, will IPL 2021 be impacted in Mumbai?

The camps of all eight teams featuring in the 2021 IPL season are in full swing and there are some serious concerns among those who are camping in Mumbai and Maharashtra. One such team is Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which was among the first IPL teams to start their camp in Mumbai.

CSK is currently putting up at Oberoi Trident Hotel in Mumbai and are concerned about the situation and keeping a close eye on the developments.

“We are keeping a close eye on the situation. We are strictly abiding by BCCI and Health Ministry guidelines. We are concerned and it’s natural but we are not worried as things are beyond our control. There is no point in worrying about things that are beyond your control. Our camp is underway. The team and camp are unaffected by any possibility of lockdown. But the future is beyond our control,” CSK CEO Kashi Viswanathan told Insidesport.co.

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, Maharashtra Government has imposed a 12-hour night curfew imposed in Pune from tomorrow as Maharashtra reported its highest ever addition of Covid-19 cases in a single day on Thursday. The state recorded over 43k cases and 249 deaths in the past 24 hrs.

IPL 2021 starts on April 9 and the first match between CSK & DC is slated in Mumbai on April 10.