Mumbai Cricket Association cancels all its tournaments due to rising Covid-19 cases in city | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Saturday decided to postpone all its local cricket tournaments due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the city.
“Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, Kanga & Tournament Committee decided to postpone all MCA tournaments, including the U-25 Shalini Bhalekar and Madhav Mantri E, F & G Div matches till further notice. Kindly make a note of the same,” stated MCA secretary Sanjay Naik and Jt. Secretary Shahalam Shaikh on the website.
Mumbai has seen a steep jump in Covid-19 cases, with the number being 6,347 positive cases on Saturday. This has resulted in the government imposing several restrictions in the past few days.
On Thursday, the BCCI had announced that it was postponing the Vijay Merchant Under-16 Trophy due to rising Covid-19 cases in India.
The MCA’s decision to postpone all its local cricket is a big blow to the city’s budding cricketers, but is sensible and expected given the worsening situation and the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases.
This is the third time in the past two years that the MCA has been forced to postpone all local cricket due to Covid-19. After it was halted for a second time in April last year, local cricket resumed in October.
From January 13, Mumbai will stage 15 Ranji Trophy games at four venues, but all these matches would be played in a strict bio-bubble.