The governing body of Indian cricket, BCCI is thinking of shifting the remaining edition of IPL 2021 to Mumbai. According to ESPNcricinfo, the cases of Covid-19 within the IPL has forced the Indian Cricket Board to work on this move. They want to minimize the risk and if the plan is executed, the tournament could be shifted by this weekend.
This will lead to rescheduling of the matches and the finale of the IPL 2021 will be moved to early June.
The BCCI has contacted several hotels in Mumbai to check the availability of the rooms and if they can follow all the rules and regulations to prevent Covid-19 cases.
Wankhede, DY Patil and Brabourne, the three stadiums in Mumbai are match ready and can host the IPL games.
The IPL’s next stage is scheduled to be played in Bengaluru and Kolkata, from next week. However, after the emergence of Covid-19 cases, the BCCI is concerned about the risk involved in travelling.
The positivity rate has declined in Mumbai and the reported cases have come down in the last few days.