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BCCI planning to relocate all IPL games to Mumbai
With bio bubble breaches and positive covid cases coming from within the IPL, a worried BCCI planning to relocate all IPL games to Mumbai to reduce the travelling to different venues.
It may be noted that currently the matches are played at Ahmedabad and Delhi and the next cluster of matches before the playoffs were supposed to be played at Bangalore and Kolkata.
BCCI planning to relocate all IPL games to Mumbai. However, with covid positive cases coming in BCCI is in no mood to take further risks and is already in talks with the various top hotels in Mumbai to find out that if they are capable of satisfying the various SOPs needed to create a team bubble.
This means all eight teams are needed to be accommodated in Mumbai and the 3 stadiums, Wankhede, Brabourne and DY Patil will be used to play the remaining matches.
Also with this potential shift of matches to Mumbai, the tournament may get extended till the first week of June and possibly more doubleheader matches to be played.
It may be mentioned here that the ISL (Indian Soccer League) was successfully held from November to March 2020-21 and all the matches were played at Goa for 5 months comprising of 11 teams in a strict bio bubble and no incident of covid positive cases happened. BCCI now needs to take a leaf out of the ISL’s books .