IPL 2021: KKR’s Warrier, Chakravarthy get Covid positive: BCCI

Ahmedabad: The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed after two players from the KKR squad tested positive for Covid-19, the Indian cricket board 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,” said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

The BCCI further said in a statement “IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3” in the headline of its statement, inside the statement there was no word when and where the rescheduled match would be played.

Both KKR’s players have isolated themselves. The Narendra Modi Stadium is ready to host two more matches on Thursday and Saturday and final matches from May 25 to 30.

“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,” said the BCCI.

The BCCI said that the doctor 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”.

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