Two more members of the ground-staff and a plumber at the Wankhede Stadium have examined positive for COVID-19, a day after the power was cleared to host its share of 10 IPL matches.
The stadium is because of host its first IPL sport of the season on April 10, following the lung-opener in Chennai between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9.
“Three at the stadium have tested positive, two are groundsmen,” a Mumbai Cricket Association supply informed PTI.
Earlier final Saturday, 10 ground-staff members of the stadium had examined positive, however most of them have since recovered.
On Monday, the Maharashtra authorities cleared the decks for the occasion in Mumbai regardless of the weekend lockdown provisions and evening curfew within the metropolis.
The authorities allowed groups to observe and journey from their respective accommodations to the stadium after 8pm, when the evening curfew can be on to curb the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra reported over 47,000 COVID-19 cases of which Mumbai accounted for more than 9000.