The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been rescheduled after two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid-19. The match was scheduled to be played on Monday, May 3 in Ahmedabad. “Varun Chakravarthy 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,” the IPL said in a media release.
“Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and is monitoring their health.
“Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible causes and treat them at the earliest.
Today’s match between KKR and RCB has been postponed by the BCCI as per IPL Safety Guidelines after Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 3, 2021
“The Medical Team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.
“The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavor,” the release added.
This is the first reported instance of players at a team testing positive for Covid-19 during IPL 2021.
Earlier, RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel had tested positive for Covid-19 before joining their respective squads.
KKR are placed seventh on the points table with four points while RCB is placed second with 10 points. The match was scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM IST at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
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