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KKR Vs RCB Match Postponed as Two KKR Players Test Covid-19 Positive

2 KKR Players are covid positive, match postponed...get the details...

Tuesday, 4th May 2021

The Covid-19 infection has breached the Bio-bubble created around those associated with the Indian Premier League, 2021 as two players from the Kolkata Knight Riders squad tested positive for it.

After Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be coronavirus positive, the IPL management were forced to postpone the match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders that was scheduled on Monday evening at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The match will be rescheduled at some other time in the course of the tournament which is expected to conclude on May 30.

Also Read: The BCCI is staring down the barrel of an IPL rescheduling nightmare.The match between KKR and RCB has been postponed after two players tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release, the League said, “Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID-19.”

Apart from the KKR players, it has also been found that some members from the Chennai Super Kings side including the CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a lower rung staff member, tested positive on Sunday. However, on Monday their reports returned negative. To this, a top BCCI source clarified that this was a case of “false positives”.

Besides these, some groundsmen at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium also tested positive for the virus. The ground is scheduled to host Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. However, it has been declared by the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) chief Rohan Jaitley that “none of the groundsmen on duty” are among them.

Although the BCCI insists that the remainder of the league will be carried out as usual, the recent development have cast a big shadow of doubt on how they will manage to avert the Covid-19 threat for an event that is to be conducted across six venues.

Both 30-year old cricketers, leg-spinner Chakravarthy and pacer Warrier have been kept in isolation while the rest of the KKR team members have come back with negative test results. Warrier has not made it to the Playing XI yet in any of the seven matches played by KKR.

IPL has stated, “The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest.”

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