IPL 2021: BCCI is mulling over concept of gamers’ COVID vaccination, says VP Rajeev Shukla

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With gamers serving COVID-19 quarantine interval and dwelling in strict bio-secure bubble, BCCI vice chairman Rajeev Shukla advised information company ANI that BCCI is mulling over the concept of vaccination of gamers and the board might be getting in contact with the well being ministry quickly to request the identical.

“BCCI is mulling over the concept of vaccination and they’re going to undoubtedly get in contact with Well being Ministry that gamers ought to be vaccinated,” Shukla mentioned.

The official additionally addressed the problem of rising COVID-19 circumstances in Maharashtra and different components of metropolis and added that it’ll don’t have any bearing on IPL going down on the scheduled six venues for the season; including that spectators must steer clear of the stadia this 12 months.

“COVID19 circumstances are growing, so BCCI has taken all precautions for IPL. Solely 6 venues have been saved for the event, bio-bubble has been created, members of the squad have additionally been elevated. The event will go on with none viewers,” he mentioned.

Earlier, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and 10 members of the bottom employees at Wankhede stadium and 6 occasion managers, deployed by the BCCI, examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Following the circumstances, stories emerged that Hyderabad and Indore have been saved as standby venues for the IPL in case the COVID scenario spirals uncontrolled however as of now, the BCCI is assured about holding the video games in Mumbai.

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