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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been rescheduled after two KKR gamers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier examined constructive for Covid-19. The match was scheduled to be performed on Monday, May three in Ahmedabad. “Varun Chakaravarthy 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,” the IPL mentioned in a media launch.

“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 in the direction of a each day testing routine to establish another attainable instances and deal with them on 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 prioritise the well being and security of everybody concerned and all measures are being taken in that endeavour,” the release added.

This is the first reported instance of players at a team testing positive for Covid-19 during IPL 2021.


Earlier, RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel had examined constructive for Covid-19 earlier than becoming a member of their respective squads.

KKR are positioned seventh on the points table with 4 factors whereas RCB are positioned second with 10 factors. The match was scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST on the Narendra Modi Stadium.

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