As Covid continues to climb in Mumbai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is considering Hyderabad as the backup venue for IPL matches this year. According to the media reports, the board is confident that the matches will be conducted as per the schedule as the tournament is only a few days away.
In Mumbai, despite announcing a weekend lockdown, the government reportedly assured BCCI that it won’t affect the match schedules. The IPL teams have already reached Mumbai and have been reportedly put up at secure locations.
One of the BCCI official stated that even if there’s a lockdown, the teams are in bio bubbles, and the event itself is closed-door. Hyderabad has been named as a backup only if the situation “goes out of hand.”