IPL despatched out a press launch confirming the identical, saying, “IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for Might 3, 2021 after 2 KKR gamers check constructive. Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had been discovered to be constructive within the third spherical of testing within the final 4 days. All different group members have examined destructive for COVID -19”.
“Each the gamers have remoted themselves from the remainder of the squad. The Medical Crew is in steady contact with the duo and are monitoring their well being. In the meantime, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved in the direction of a day by day testing routine to establish every other doable circumstances and deal with them on the earliest,” the discharge stated.
“The Medical Crew can be figuring out the shut and informal contacts of the 2 constructive circumstances through the 48 hours previous to assortment of the pattern that returned the constructive check outcomes. The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritise the well being and security of everybody concerned and all measures are being taken in that endeavour,” the discharge additional stated.
The date for the postponed match hasn’t been determined but.
Official Announcement:At present’s match between KKR and RCB has been postponed by the BCCI as per IPL Security Guidelin… https://t.co/3rXAxmP7x4
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1620027503000
That is the primary occasion of Covid disrupting the IPL schedule this season.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB group are third on the factors desk, with 5 wins in 7 matches, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders are languishing in seventh place, with 2 wins of their 7 outings to date.
🚨 #IPL2021 ANNOUNCEMENT: Tonight’s match #KKRvRCB has been rescheduled. Extra particulars quickly.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1620029856000
KKR final performed on April 29 in opposition to Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad and the event is sure to set off some anxiousness within the league, which had been going alongside easily to date.
“Now, the DC gamers may even should be examined and each member of the group contingents that got here in touch with Chakravarthy and Warrier may even be contact-traced by way of the app watch that has been given to everybody,” a supply informed PTI.
“The opposite members of KKR contingent have examined destructive however for the reason that second RTPCR report of those two can’t be out earlier than night, the match could not have gone forward,” he added.
It’s learnt that KKR’s tempo spearhead Pat Cummins revealed the most recent improvement to all of the Australian gamers within the IPL after Chakravarthy, whereas present process some shoulder scans for a niggle, examined constructive for the virus.
He has appeared in all KKR matches and been one among their most profitable gamers with seven wickets to date.
IPL had handled constructive circumstances earlier than the match began, together with some high-profile names like Axar Patel and Devdutt Padikkal.
Nevertheless, that is the primary occasion of constructive circumstances in the midst of the match.
Simply days earlier than this, three Australian gamers had pulled out of the league, citing COVID-19 considerations amid a devastating second wave of the worldwide pandemic that has overwhelmed the medical infrastructure of the nation.
India are at the moment recording over 3 lakh circumstances on a regular basis and greater than 3,000 day by day deaths.
(With inputs from PTI)