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IPL 2021: More COVID 19 trouble for IPL, now 14 members in IPL Broadcast Bio-Bubble test positive

  • Apr 06, 2021
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After many cases of Covid-19 reported by IPL teams, the pandemic has now penetrated into BIO-BUBBLE, where the Star Sports LIVE broadcast team is located. According to an Outlook report, 14 Four Seasons employees have tested positive as Star Sports World's global nutrition staff remains positive.

The 14 are part of the bubble that contains the employees who will produce the global IPL Live 2021 broadcast.

They were part of the main production team, and are housed in a vital bubble at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. These included videographers, producers, directors, EVS players, and video editors.

Star Sports director Sanjuj Gupta refused to shed light on the matter.

"Check with BCCI ... We're not running the Four Seasons bubble," STAR Sports CEO Sanjuj Gupta said to Outlook when asked if there is any cause for concern.

It should be noted that BCCI has created several BIO-BUBBLES for various stakeholders associated with IPL 2021.

In particular, this is not the first time last week that cases have been reported from management. Previously, it reported 8-10 IPL event managers tested positive for Covid-19. 

IPL 2021: Star Sports & other stakeholders raise red flag, BCCI still unmoved

Star Sports, in addition to being the host broadcasters, is also producing the IPL 2021 on behalf of BCCI.This means that if someone tests positive, it could seriously affect the entire crew in the bubble, which was created by the cricket board.

According to available information. BCCI's official Star Sports Channel raised RED-FLAG to Indian Council on Saturday on the Covid-19 situation in Mumbai.


"Starr is concerned about his broadcast equipment. If the ground crew and event management team get infected with Covid-19, the same thing could happen to the Star crew. They have to mix closely with the ground crew and the event team. So Starr is very concerned about the situation."

Despite this, BCCI decided to continue in Mumbai as the IPL site for the first phase of the league. 

IPL 2021: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly says IPL will go ahead in Mumbai as scheduled

Mumbai has become a hotbed of Covid-19 cases. On Sunday, the maximum city reported a one-day increase of 11,206 cases. With only four days remaining, Covid has left many stakeholders in an awkward position, but the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry appears indifferent. The President of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sourav Ganguly, said that there are no changes to the plans and the IPL matches will proceed as planned. "The Indian Premier League matches will be held in Mumbai," Ganguly said in an interview with The Telegraph.

Sourav said. “Once you are in a bubble, nothing happens. Even last season in the UAE, there were some similar events in the run-up to the event, but once the tournament kicked off, everything was fine.

"We have the necessary permission and guarantees from the state government to conduct the games there. Mumbai will only host ten matches between April 10 and 25 and there will be no cause for concern inside the vital bubble. The president of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) insisted that we are in a well-secured position and the players will be The support staff are safe.

Meanwhile, Maharashtrian State Government Minister Nawab Malik confirmed Monday that the IPL matches will be held in Mumbai as planned, but permits are conditional. According to Malik, IPL and BCCI are required to strictly follow all rules and conditions established by the Maharashtra government.