The Kolkata Knight Riders’ game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad today (May 3, 2021) has been rescheduled, the Indian cricket board said.
“IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, 2021 after 2 KKR players test positive. 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,” according to a statement from the Board for Control of Cricket in India.
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 health and safety of everyone involved, and all measures are being taken in that endeavour, the statement added.
An EPSNcricinfo report said Chakravarthy might have contracted the virus after leaving the biobubble to undergo a scan on his shoulder.
The rest of the KKR squad have tested negative, but they have gone into isolation in the team hotel, India Today reported. KKR had suffered a Covid scare before the start of the tournament when Nitish Rana had contracted COVID-19.
Match 30 of IPL 2021 between KKR and RCB will now be played at a later date, which is yet to be announced.