IPL 2021: What follows next after KKR players test positive for Covid-19

The regular matches will take place as per the schedule, says BCCI officials

Kolkata Knight Riders with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad was rescheduled by the BCCI after it was confirmed that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive for COVID-19.

Varun and Sandeep have been isolated from the rest of the squad. The remaining KKR players and support personnel have been in tough quarantine and will test daily for the next five days so that other positive cases can be identified early. The BCCI medical team are keeping a close eye with whom the two positive cases have met during the last 48 hours.

On Monday, even, two non-playing Chennai Super Kings team members, who are currently camping in Delhi one of the COVID-19 second-wave hardest-hit regions in India proved optimistic. However, their fast antigen tests have shown that they have reported negatively and the franchise is waiting for the other players RT-PCR test results.

On Tuesday, however, the League will resume its 14th edition at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Mumbai, with Match 31 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. The IPL governing council, will have a virtual conference on Monday and have decided that the league will continue but it’s a fast-changing situation, given teams are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

The Press Trust of India has been reported that “franchise officials want the BCCI to handle the situation and are keen on not flooding them with options.”

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