IPL 2021: Varun Chakravarthy And Sandeep Warrier Test Positive As RCB Vs KKR Match Has Been Rescheduled
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IPL 2021: Varun Chakravarthy And Sandeep Warrier Test Positive As RCB Vs KKR Match Has Been Rescheduled

Varun Chakravarthy (File Photo)
Varun Chakravarthy (File Photo)

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders 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 is monitoring their health.

KKR's Varun Chakravarthy has tested positive for COVID-19. - IPL
KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy has tested positive for COVID-19. – IPL

Varun Chakravarthy And Sandeep Warrier’s Positive Covid-19 Tests Ensure KKR VS RCB Match To Be Rescheduled

Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases that occur and treat them at the earliest.

The Medical Team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results. The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavor.

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be Covid positive in the third round of testing (Courtesy of BCCI)
Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be Covid positive in the third round of testing (Courtesy of BCCI)

Monday’s IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been rescheduled after two members of the KKR contingent tested positive for COVID-19. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier’s positive results forced IPL 2021 organizers to postpone Match 30 between KKR and RCB. The clash was scheduled to be played on May 3 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Varun Chakravarthy May Have Contracted Virus After He Went To Hospital For Scan

RCB players were supposed to wear a specially-made blue jersey for this match to honour the frontline workers fighting day and night against the Covid-19 pandemic in India. But they will have to delay their plans it seems after this latest development. RCB had defeated KKR by 38 runs the first time they met this season in Chennai last month.

Nitish Rana Image Source : IPL
Nitish Rana Image Source: IPL

In the meantime, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Varun Chakravarthy went out of the bio-bubble to get his shoulder scans done in a hospital. It is being speculated that he might have picked the virus from there. However, there is no confirmation from the BCCI regarding the same.

Ahead of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel, KKR’s Nitish Rana and RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal had tested positive for the virus. However, the trio has recovered well and are currently fulfiling their duties for their respective franchises.