RCB batsman Devdutt Padikkal became Corona positive (Photo credits: Instagram)
Mumbai: The 14th season of the Indian Premier League starts on 09 April. The first match of IPL 2021 will be played between Royal Challengers Banglore and Mumbai Indians. RCB has suffered a big setback even before the match. RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal has been found to be Corona positive. On Saturday, Delhi Capitals star all-rounder Akshar Patel was also found to be Corona positive. IPL 2021: These teams have lost the most matches in the history of IPL.
In the last IPL, Padikkal had scored more than Virat Kohli. Padikkal had scored 473 runs in 15 matches. It included five half-centuries. This year, Padikkal was to open the innings with Virat Kohli, but now he is sure to get some matches. On the other hand, questions are also being raised on IPL. Seeing the way Corona infection is increasing, demands are also being made to cancel the IPL. Many players and ground staff members have also come under the grip of Corona. In such a situation, it is bound to arise.
With just five days left for the start of IPL 2021, the BCCI has made it clear that IPL matches will be held in Mumbai. Let us know that a few days ago, a total of 10 employees of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium have been hit by Corona so far. Mumbai currently has teams from Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings but none of the teams went to Wankhede.
# COVID19 cases are increasing, so BCCI has taken all precautions for IPL. Only 6 venues have been kept for the tournament, bio-bubble has been created, members of the squad have also been increased. The tournament will go on without any audience: Rajeev Shukla, Vice President, BCCI pic.twitter.com/cYhcgSF3Q7
– ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2021
Concerns have increased about the growing case of Coronavirus, in which BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla has given a big statement. He said that the BCCI has taken all precautions for the IPL. Only 6 places have been kept for the tournament, bio-bubble has been made, staff members have also been increased. The tournament will be played without spectators.
On the players, Rajiv Shukla has said, “We want the players to apply the Corona vaccine because no one knows when it will be more or less. The third case has come out as players in the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders After Nitish Rana, Akshar Patel of Delhi Capitals and now Royal Challengers Bangalore i.e. RCB opener Devadatta Padikkal have also come under the grip of Corona.