Lahore, 3rd May: With the ongoing pandemic situation in India, the famous Indian Premier League (IPL) saw its first postponement on Monday.
According to reports, two players from Kolkatta Knight Riders (KKR) have tested positive, after which the match scheduled between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed.
It is understood that two players of the KKR contingent, spinner Varun Chakravarthy and bowler Sandeep Warrier, have tested positive for COVID-19, hence, the match was to be played tonight has been rescheduled.
Indian Premier League also shared the news on its Twitter page announcing that KKR’s match against Virat Kohli’s RCB has been called off just before its start in Ahmedabad after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 2021
As per reports from Indian media, Chakravarthy probably contracted the coronavirus when he recently left his bio-secure bubble to get his shoulder scanned.
According to the team management’s reports, Chakravarthy, 29, and Warrier, 30, have isolated themselves, whereas, all others team members have tested negative for COVID-19.
The news of players testing positive comes amid the surge in coronavirus cases in India, which has raised questions about the IPL and India hosting Twenty20 World Cup in October and November.
It is to be noted that India recorded about 360,000 cases and 3,500 deaths in a single day with a severe shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies.
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