The Indian Premier League (IPL) may have entered a crisis with Kolkata Knight Riders players testing positive for COVID-19.
India’s Cricket Control Board (BCCI) confirmed that Monday (May 3rd) the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has now been postponed after KKR Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19.
The COVID trail began when Chakravarthy was rushed to the hospital with an abdominal problem. and the entire KKR camp was immediately quarantined at their Ahmedabad hotel.
“All other team members tested negative for COVID-19,” said a BCCI statement. Both the players and the support staff are ready to remain in isolation for seven days to complete the biosecurity logs before they can get back on the field. All members stay in their rooms and food is delivered outside.
In addition, the BCCI confirmed in its statement that the KKR group had been put into a daily test routine with immediate effect “to identify any other possible case and deal with it as soon as possible”.
After a notice was previously sent to Ahmedabad from the BCCI office, The Monday Game headquarters and local Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) organizers have been informed that the game will be postponed despite a new date being set for the game The 30th of the season has not yet been announced, GCA members were informed.
However, this development could lead to a further realignment of the schedule. As KKR will play another game on May 8th (against Delhi Capitals in Ahemdabad), that game is likely to be postponed as well. Challengers Bangalore is third with 10 points from seven games, while Kolkata Knight Riders is seventh with two wins from as many games.