The 30th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season featuring Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday has been postponed as two Indian players in the KKR team – spinner Varun Chakravarthy and medium pacer Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for Covid-19.
“Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19,” a statement from the IPL.
“Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest,” he added.
Meanwhile, the new date for the contest between KKR and RCB will be announced soon.
Significantly, in the last couple of weeks, KKR had played against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings and as per reports, players from all these teams have been asked to self-isolate by their respective franchises.