IPL despatched out a press launch confirming the identical, saying, “IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for Could 3, 2021 after 2 KKR gamers check optimistic. Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had been discovered to be optimistic within the third spherical of testing within the final 4 days. All different group members have examined adverse for COVID -19″.
“Each the gamers have remoted themselves from the remainder of the squad. The Medical Staff 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 each day testing routine to determine another attainable instances and deal with them on the earliest,” the discharge stated.
“The Medical Staff can also be figuring out the shut and informal contacts of the 2 optimistic instances in the course of the 48 hours previous to assortment of the pattern that returned the optimistic 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.
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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 this point.
🚨 #IPL2021 ANNOUNCEMENT: Tonight’s match #KKRvRCB has been rescheduled. Extra particulars quickly.
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KKR final performed on April 29 towards Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad and the event is sure to set off some anxiousness within the league, which had been going alongside easily to this point.
“Now, the DC gamers may even must be examined and each member of the group contingents that got here involved with Chakravarthy and Warrier may even be contact-traced by means of the app watch that has been given to everybody,” a supply informed PTI.
“The opposite members of KKR contingent have examined adverse however because the 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 growth to all of the Australian gamers within the IPL after Chakravarthy, whereas present process some shoulder scans for a niggle, examined optimistic for the virus.
He has appeared in all KKR matches and been certainly one of their most profitable gamers with seven wickets to this point.
IPL had handled optimistic instances earlier than the event began, together with some high-profile names like Axar Patel and Devdutt Padikkal.
Nonetheless, that is the primary occasion of optimistic instances in the midst of the event.
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 presently recording over 3 lakh instances on a regular basis and greater than 3,000 each day deaths.
(With inputs from PTI)