In what has come as a massive blow to the plans for the BCCI, 14 members of the production staff, staying at Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus. All of them were part of the contingent that would have produced the world feed for the Indian Premier League.
The BCCI had its own production set-up for the English commentary as well as the world-feed syndication at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai which was totally managed by the board itself. However, if the report on Outlook India is to be believed, 14 members of the team found themselves at the wrong end of the virus.
However, it must be noted that the Star Sports bubble is operated at the JW Marriott in Mumbai another set of a crew consisting mainly of persons involved with vernacular and customised feeds. STAR Sports CEO Sanjog Gupta said, "Please check with the BCCI...we don't manage the Four Seasons bubble.”
Even though the state accounted for more than half of the total 1,00,000 cases yesterday, with Mumbai itself recording a single-day rise of 11,206 cases, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly yesterday stated that the IPL would go ahead according to the planned schedule.