Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday (April 4) confirmed that everything will go on as per schedule in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL).
His confirmation comes just hours after the Maharashtra government announced a weekend lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“Maharashtra will enter strict weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am. During day time, section 144 will be in force from tomorrow prohibiting more than five people to gather at one place. A decision has been taken to shut down malls, restaurants, bars,” said state Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik.
Wankhede Stadium is set to host 10 IPL games this season from April 10 to April 25. The first match at the Mumbai stadium is on April 10, between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.