Maharashtra government approves BCCI to host Indian Premier League matches in 2021 in Mumbai despite growing cases of COVID-19 in state, ANI reported State SDMA gave approval subject to strict adherence to all COVID-19 and SOP determined by state and central governments.
In the letter of approval available from ANI, the state government allowed the team to use the Kalina terminal (for charter planes) to play at Wankhede Stadium.
“In the case of access to a private terminal at Mumbai International Airport, the State Government has no objection to the same subject matter of possible approvals from Mumbai International Airport / DGCA or other interested bodies,” the letter said. .
The letter also states: “Everyone IPL Participants arriving in Mumbai on international flights are allowed to travel to the hotels listed in the letter and perform a seven-day quarantine with RTPCR tests on the second, fifth and seventh days and provided that all test results are negative, they are hereby entitled to to practice / serve / work and are exempt from seven days of home quarantine.
“In the event that a player / staff of a franchise tests COVID-19 positively, the letter explains the process to be followed.” In the event that any of the staff / player is found to be positive for COVID 19, he / she is allowed to self-insulates in the team hotel on a separate floor / area. However, information about the same must be reported to the MCGM immediately. “