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IPL 2021: Covid-19 + results in KKR, CSK camp; Monday's KKR v RCB match rescheduled

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders
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While KKR's Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive, three squad members of CSK have reportedly caught the virus as well.

In what comes as massive news, two players from the Kolkata Knight Riders camp - Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier - have tested positive for the coronavirus in the third round of testing in the last four days. As a result, Monday's Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore fixture (30th match) set to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been rescheduled.

Thankfully, all other KKR team members have tested negative for COVID-19. The COVID scare comes as Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to amp up testing, moving towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases.

As per reports, spinner Chakravarthy recently availed the league's official green channel to leave the IPL biosecure bubble for a scan on his shoulder.

 

While the two players have isolated themselves from the remaining KKR contingent, all the remaining squad members have been asked to strictly isolate in their hotel rooms for three days in Ahmedabad as the medical team continues to trace the close and casual contacts of the two positive players during the last 48 hours.

At the same time, three members of the CSK contingent (chief executive officer K Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner) have also tested positive. Thankfully, none of the affected members are players. As a result, CSK's upcoming fixture against Rajasthan Royals in Delhi on May 5, is likely to go ahead as planned.

 

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