Saturday, May 8, 2021

IPL 2021: Possible reason for KKR cricketers testing positive for coronavirus


In shocking news, the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed.

The development comes after KKR players namely Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Both of them returned positive tests. As per the reports, one of the infected players, Varun Chakravarthy went to the hospital because he complained of a stomach ache.

KKR spinner might have contracted the virus infection at that time. Other reports say that Varun went to the hospital for shoulder scans. There has been no confirmation from the BCCI regarding the same.

BCCI confirmed that both players were found to be positive in the 3rd round of testing in the last four days. On the other hand, many are confused as to how the coronavirus broke the bio-bubble where strict protocols were put in place.

KKR last played a match against Delhi Capitals on April 29. It remains to be seen whether DC players will also be tested now. Varun Chakravarthy featured in the game and must have communicated with players.

IPL 2021: Possible reason for KKR cricketers testing positive for coronavirus

Rest of the KKR camp tested negative

Meanwhile, rest of the KKR players take a breather after they tested negative. Needless to say, the management has now switched to daily testing routine while the medical team is now locating the close contacts of the infected players.

BCCI release stated that Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. “The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health,” BCCI release stated.

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