Wankhede Matches Not To Be Affected By State-Wide Curfew In Maharashtra

Wankhede Stadium (Courtesy: IPL website)

The Maharashtra government’s announcement of a statewide curfew starting from April 14th to May 1st to curb the spread of Covid-19 will not affect the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches scheduled in Wankhede Stadium. 

“No effect on Mumbai matches as we have special permission, everything will go ahead as planned and we will take all necessary precautions,” a source confirmed to ANI. 

This season, the stadium is supposed to hold 10 matches out of which two have been played. The next match is between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals which will take place on Thursday followed by another match on Friday between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings.

 On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a statewide curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19. 

“We are imposing strict restrictions which will come into effect from 8 pm tomorrow. Section 144 to be imposed in the entire state from tomorrow. I will not term this as lock down,” said Thackeray while addressing the state of Maharashtra. 

Amid the curfew, essential services such as local trains, bus services, petrol pumps, financial institutions associated with SEBI and construction work will continue to operate.

Cinema halls, theaters, auditoriums, amusement parks, gyms, sports complexes, hotels and restaurants will  remain closed, announced the Maharashtra CM. 

-With ANI inputs

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