IPL 2021: Matches At Wankhede Stadium To Be Affected By Maharashtra Curfew? Here is What You Want To Know

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra authorities on Tuesday introduced statewide lockdown-like curfew, beginning April 14 until Could 1, to curb the ever-increasing Coronavirus (Covid-19) instances within the state. Beneath the restrictions imposed, solely important items retailers will stay open, relaxation every thing will stay closed. Nevertheless, the transport service will stay operational. 

Amid assumptions that Indian Premier League (IPL) matches on the Wankhede Stadium might be affected because of the curfew, a report in ANI confirmed that IPL 2021 matches set to happen at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium could be held as per the schedule.

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“No effect on Mumbai matches as we have special permission, everything will go ahead as planned and we will take all necessary precautions,” the supply informed ANI.

10 matches of IPL are scheduled to be held in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. 9 of those matches will begin at 7:30 pm. Earlier, when the Maharashtra authorities had imposed an evening curfew within the state from April 5, there was no impression on the IPL.  The federal government had then allowed the groups to apply even after eight o’clock, strictly following the bio bubble protocols.

Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will play their match in Mumbai on Thursday after which Chennai Tremendous Kings and Punjab Kings will play towards one another on Friday.

“We are imposing strict restrictions which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow. Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow. I will not term this as lockdown,” mentioned Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray whereas addressing the state.

“Local train and bus services for essential services only, petrol pumps, financial institutions associated with SEBI and construction work to continue, hotel/restaurants to remain closed only take-away, home deliveries allowed,” he added.

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