Ahmedabad: In what came as a shocking update from Ahmedabad, match number 30 of IPL 2021 (Indian Premier League) between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is postponed. This come after two players Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy tested positive for novel coronavirus.
As reported by ANI, the decision was been taken due to COVID-related concerns in the KKR camp where Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19. According to multiple reports, the players have been sent into isolation.
According to reports, the match will be played sometime later during the tournament, which is scheduled to conclude on May 30. According to reports, the match will be played sometime later during the tournament, which is scheduled to conclude on May 30. The IPL tournament, which has crossed the halfway mark, is being played behind in empty stadiums with teams staying in bio-secure bubbles.
An official aware of the development told news agency PTI that two members of the KKR contingent have tested positive for COVID-19, "but we are waiting for their second test reports to avoid the false positive scenario that happened with Anrich Nortje of Delhi Capitals earlier".
RCB on Monday were supposed to don a specially-made blue jersey for this match to honour the frontline workers fighting round the clock against the COVID-19 infection in India. But now Virat and Co have to delay their plans it seems after this development.
Meanwhile, India is battling a tough phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with around 3.5 lakh daily cases and it already created dark clouds over the commencement of the IPL. Multiple cricketers have already left the IPL 2021 due to fears that they will be locked of their respective country following rising cases in India.
Andrew Tye (Rajasthan Royals), Adam Zampa (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals), Ravichandran Ashwin (Delhi Capitals),and Kane Richardson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) are the cricketers who have pulled out of IPL 2021 so far.
IPL 2021 is being played in bio-bubbles around six cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.