IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, after 2 KKR players test positive

03-05-2021

Kolkata, May 3 (UNI) The BCCI has postponed Monday’s IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad after two cricketers of a franchise tested positive for Covid-19.

KKR players Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days, the BCCI said in a statement.

All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19.

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.

The Medical Team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.

The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavour.