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IPL 2021: KKR v RCB match postponed as players test Covid positive

Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for Covid.

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MUMBAI: The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that was scheduled to be played on3 May has been postponed, as two KKR players have tested positive for Covid2019. 

KKR's Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, who tested Covid positive, have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. All other team members have tested negative for Covid2019. 

According to a statement issued by the BCCI, a medical team is in continuous touch with the duo to monitor their health. The medical team is also tracking the close contacts of Chakravarthy and Warrier during the last 48 hours. 

"Varun and Sandeep tested positive and that made the RCB camp wary of the situation. The game is set to be postponed," an IPL official told ANI. 

However, an official confirmation from BCCI is awaited regarding the postponement of the match. 

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, touted to be the richest T20 cricket league in the world, has already crossed the halfway mark. The tournament is being played in a bio bubble owing to the second wave of Covid infections tearing through the country. With six wins and two losses, Delhi Capitals is currently at the top of the points table, followed by Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

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