IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore off after Covid-19 tests

Varun Chakravarthy has taken seven wickets for KKR this season

The Indian Premier League game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday has been postponed after two KKR players tested positive for Covid-19.

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive while the rest of the KKR team from Eoin Morgan tested negative.

The game was scheduled to start in Ahmedabad at 15:00 CET.

Over the weekend, India recorded the highest daily number of coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

It is the first positive test result since the tournament started on April 9th.

The leg spinner Chakravarthy (29) and the pace bowler Warrier (30) have been isolated and their teammates are tested daily.

Chakravarthy has been reported to have left the bio-safe bubble Take a scanexternal link on a shoulder problem.

The tournament’s medical team is also following up close contacts between the two players.

The IPL takes place in six locations in India, with players traveling between on charter and private flights.

The teams stay in safe areas of hotels and resorts in the various cities and have no contact with anyone outside the bubble.

“The BCCI and Kolkata Knight Riders value the health and safety of all parties and all measures are taken in that endeavor,” added a statement.

Australians Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson flew home from India early on concerns about the virus.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also took a break from the tournament to support his family.

There are Lack of medical oxygen and beds 3,689 people have died from the virus in hospitals across India in the past 24 hours.


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