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With less than a week to go for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) kick off, broadcasters are concerned about the coronavirus situation at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Stadium staff on the ground have tested positive for COVID-19, and there are concerns that they may have interacted with other officers on the ground. Replacing only those who have tested Covid-positive may not be enough and the only way to resolve the situation is to bench all core staff, broadcasters told UK Time News.

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Wankhede Stadium is expected to host 10 matches in IPL 2021.

The first game at Wankhede is on April 10, with last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals taking on three-time champion Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2021 kicks off on April 9, with the reigning champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli in Chennai.


The IPL is back in India this year after moving to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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IPL 2020 took place in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi as the Mumbai Indians marched to a record fifth title.

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