The 30th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 is scheduled to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Monday (3rd May, 2021).
However, reports are coming that the match might be postponed after two KKR players — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — tested positive for COVID-19, a BCCI source told PTI.
As per reports of The Age, “Several personnel within the KKR camp – which features Australian superstar Pat Cummins – are unwell, and that their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, scheduled for Monday night AEST, is in doubt.”
However as per reports of ESPNCricinfo, the match between KKR and RCB has been rescheduled. The official statement is yet to be announced.
The report mentioned that the spinner Varun Chakravarthy had left the bio-bubble recently via an official green channel for scans on his shoulders.
Apart from the duo, other KKR members have returned negative for the test. However, the KKR members are currently under self-isolation, putting their contest against Virat Kohli’s RCB in doubt.
No official confirmation has been released by the BCCI or either of the franchise in this regard.
Meanwhile, this is the first time in the season when a member has tested positive despite being in the IPL bio-bubble. Ahead of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and KKR’s Nitish Rana had tested positive for the virus. However, the duo has recovered well and are currently fulfiling their duties for their respective franchises.
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