COVID-19 has finally effected on the fixture of the IPL 2021 as KKR vs RCB match was postponed due to COVID scare.
The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) have been taking place amid the crunch time of the coronavirus as its second wave has affected people severely. However, now players of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team has been tested positive. As reported by Cricbuzz, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Monday’s (May 3) game between KKR vs RCB has now been postponed after KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the deadly virus.
As the news further stated that the COVID could have been affected when Chakravarthy was taken to hospital for an abdominal issue. Later, when the news of Warrier’s came (the contact tracing could lead to Chakravarthy), and the entire KKR team went into immediate quarantine in the hotel where they are staying in Ahmedabad.
“Both the players and the support staff are set to stay in isolation for a period of seven days” – BCCI on Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrior
“All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19,” said a statement from BCCI. “Both the players and the support staff are set to stay in isolation for a period of seven days to complete the bio-secure protocols before they can get back onto the field. Cricbuzz has learnt that all the members are staying inside their rooms and food is being delivered outside. Besides, BCCI confirmed in their statement that the KKR group has been moved to a daily testing routine with immediate effect “to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest”.
Meanwhile, as per further news, local organisers Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) have revealed that the game will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon. However, the new date of the KKR vs RCB game might create a problem as KKR will play another game on May 8 against Delhi Capitals in Ahemdabad and it is likely that this game too will be rescheduled as well.
As far as the points table is concerned, the Virat Kohli-led Royals Challengers Bangalore are sitting in third place with 10 points from seven games whereas Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at seventh with two wins from as many games as well.