- Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for coronavirus.
- The BCCI has released a statement stating the rescheduling of match between KKR and RCB that was supposed to held today on May 3.
- On the other hand, three cases of covid have also been confirmed in Chennai Super Kings’ IPL 2021 contingent.
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After two KKR players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive for novel coronavirus disease, the IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed. The 30th match of IPL 2021 was set to take place in Ahmedabad on Monday, May 3rd.
UPDATE: IPL reschedules today's #KKRvRCB match after two KKR players test positive. #VIVOIPL— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 2021
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An official statement released by BCCI confirmed the news and said, “Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be Covid positive in the third round of testing in the last 4 days. All of KKR’s other players have tested negative for COVID -19.”
The BCCI further informing about the situation said, “Both players have been isolated from the rest of the team. The Medical Team is in constant contact with the two players and is keeping an eye on their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have enforced a daily testing routine in order to rapidly identify and handle any other potential cases.”
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The statement continued, “The Medical Team is also looking into the close and casual encounters of the two positive players during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.”
It also added, “The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders place a high priority on the health and welfare of all players and are taking all necessary precautions.”
On the other hand, two members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent i.e., CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, CSK bowling coach L Balaji and a cleaner from the team bus tested positive for Covid in New Delhi. Chennai’s rehearsal session has been cancelled for Monday.
If positive cases hit other teams, it’s unclear what the board’s next course of action will be.
CSK is currently stationed in a hotel in Delhi, where IPL teams have been given separate entry and exit points. On Saturday, they faced the Mumbai Indians.
With Covid-19 entering a supposedly secure bio-bubble, the Indian board’s worst nightmare has come true. The three people have been isolated, after their test results came positive on Monday. Players that had prior contact with them were asked to spend one day in isolation.