The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had assured of enforcing stringent SOPs and protocols for the cash-rich league this year, considering the coronavirus situation in India. However, the deadly virus has managed to seep into the IPL 2021 bio-bubble, making it a major point of concern for the involved stakeholders.
Kolkata Knight Riders two players, namely Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19.
Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest.
“Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19,” said an IPL press release.
However, in between all these, the major question here is how did Varun Chakravarthy get Covid despite the bio-bubble’ restrictions. Let’s assess the possibilities.
How Did Varun Chakravarthy Get Covid’?
There were no coronavirus cases inside the IPL 2021 bio-bubble thus far. The Varun Chakravarthy Covid report came in as a surprise for many fans as they wondered how the player contracted the virus despite BCCI’s stringent SOPs.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the 29-year-old had recently stepped out of the bio-secure environment for a necessary shoulder scan. There is a possibility that the cricketer could have been exposed to the virus during that period.
Notably, the upcoming KKR vs RCB match had to be postponed after Chakravarthy and Warrier tested positive for COVID-19.
The latest development could jeopardize KKR’s upcoming matches as well, considering the fact the other franchises would be wary of playing against the COVID-hit side.
The recent proceedings have also put the IPL 2021 bio-bubble under the scanner and the participating players would also be highly concerned regarding its potency as the bubble has failed to escape from the Covid scare. The Indian Premier League announced the KKR vs RCB postponed news on Monday afternoon.