The number of people getting infected by the COVID-19 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai keeps on increasing just before the upcoming season commences from April 9. A 14-member broadcast team at Star Sports along with two ground staff and one plumber tested positive for coronavirus at the Wankhede Stadium on April 5.
The broadcast team of the IPL 2021 were currently staying at the Four Season Hotel in Mumbai and those who tested positive for the virus were producers, cameraman, video editors, EVS operators and directors.
A few days earlier 10 ground staff members also tested positive for the COVID-19 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. People associated with the tournament getting positive for the deadly virus might jeopardize the chances of Mumbai hosting IPL matches in the upcoming season. The Mumbai Cricket Association has decided that the infected ground staff members will be staying in a clubhouse inside the Wankhede Stadium till the first leg of matches in Mumbai is over.
RCB batsman Devdutt Padikkal and DC’s all-rounder Axar Patel has contracted the virus. KKR’s batsman Nitish Rana was also tested positive for the virus but came out with a negative result later and has already joined the team’s bio-bubble.
The first fixture at the venue will take place on April 10 between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.