The tournament was scheduled to conclude in leg Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) caravan is set to undergo a scheduling revamp, with plans to conclude the tournament in Mumbai instead of Bangalore, Kolkata and Ahmedabad on foot.

While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the custodian of the IPL, is undertaking a reshuffle, a formal announcement of changes in the fixtures is likely to be made later on Tuesday.

As of now, it is believed that the franchise, broadcast and operations crew will begin their journey to Mumbai from 7 May and the first match of “finalists” will be played in Mumbai after 10 May.

An IPL insider said, “Due to logistic and health safety reasons, we may have to take a break of two or three days, but can be made with additional double headers” Hindu, Priority to anonymity.

It is understood that as at least three hotels in Mumbai have started making bubbles for their own employees, there is a need to maintain the health and safety of all those involved in the IPL bubble.

Hindu It is understood that this step was taken after the IPL biosecure bubble during the second phase in Delhi and Ahmedabad. It forbade most franchise management to travel to Kolkata or Bengaluru, instead agreeing to Mumbai “has been a safe bubble so far”.

Many players confirmed Hindu Their respective teams have informed them to “stay on standby” for their trip to Mumbai “this weekend”.

For the last leg, which will “have at least 26 matches including the playoffs”, the BCCI has set up Wankhede Stadium in Navi Mumbai and Dr. Done at DY Patil Stadium. In the first phase, all 10 games were played at the Wankhede Stadium.

The insider said, “Keeping in mind the travel plans for the World Test Championship final, work is being done that the final will be played only on May 30.”

The BCCI mandarins are believed to have touched the base by the Maharashtra state government. Despite severe restrictions for the general public to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19, the state government is understood to respond favorably to the move. The state government also made an exception for the first phase of IPL.