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Dark clouds of doubt over IPL continuation amid Covid-19 second wave

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Dark clouds of doubt have gathered over the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and the cash-rich tournament might get cancelled due to the Covid-19 scenario. On Monday, 3rd May, the matches of Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore were postponed due to two players of KKR testing positive for the dreaded coronavirus. The news came as shock both for fans and the BCCI as all the players were within a secure bio-bubble. According to reports, the two players who tested positive had gone out for injury scans where they may have contracted the virus.

After some time another sensational news came from Chennai Super Kings that three of their support staff had tested positive for Covid-19. However, all of them tested negative in the second test. But the forthcoming match of CSK and RR on 5th May might get cancelled as CSK is likely to go under hard isolation.

While, some reports say that amid the Covid-19 scare BCCI might shift the Mumbai venue to another place due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra. However, today’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will be played without any halt.

All these developments have left the IPL 2021 in doubt, although BCCI is keen to keep it going.

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