IPL 2021 Covid-19 positive updates: Check no of players and Staff test positive, KKR vs RCB Postponed, reschedules all you need to know – The ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) has been dogged by a slew of coronavirus cases. Over the past few weeks, players, support staff and groundsmen have tested positive across venues. The latest case to come out is from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp where two players have tested positive. In light of the development, let’s take a look at the list of Covid-19 positive IPL players.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Nitish Rana – Over a week after testing positive for the virus and undergoing self-isolation, Rana returned a negative Covid-19 test and joined the KKR team training sessions after an extended 12-day quarantine.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Anrich Nortje- The South African pacer was undergoing seven days of mandatory quarantine when he tested positive for COVID-19. He had come with a COVID negative report.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Devdutt Padikkal – The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener was in quarantine at his home in Bengaluru after testing positive for Covid-19 on March 22. He has since joined the RCB camp after testing negative for COVID-19. “He’s healthy, feeling better and raring to go,” said RCB in a tweet.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Daniel Sams – According to a statement released by RCB, Sams had returned a negative test upon his arrival in Chennai on April 3. A second test on April 7, however, returned a positive result. Sams has since gone into isolation at a designated medical facility.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Axar Patel – The Delhi Capitals allrounder has tested positive for Covid-19. Patel had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28 after arriving with a negative Covid-19 report but has returned a positive test since.
IPL 2021: List of Covid-19 positive players; Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier: The Kolkata Knight Riders duo is the latest case to happen in the tournament. Both Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier came out positive right before the KKR vs RCB match. In the aftermath of the outcome, BCCI had to postpone the fixture to a further date keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols.
5 DDCA Ground Staff Members Test positive: Covid-19 has hit the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 hard. After Covid-19 cases in Kolkata Knight Riders camp, InsideSport.co has reliably learnt that now five Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) ground staff members have tested Covid-19 positive. All of these ground staff members were on duty during Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match on Sunday. There are possibilities that the ground staff members came in contact with several players of the two teams during the match according to one of the senior DDCA official. Read More
IPL 2021 – KKR vs RCB Postponed: Knight Riders’ IPL fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore has been postponed as Covid-19 hit has hit KKR camp very badly. KKR team players Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrior have tested positive for coronavirus and several others are reportedly unwell.
BCCI Official Statement: IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, 2021 after 2 KKR players test positive
“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.
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.
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”
- Before the start of the tournament, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel had tested positive for Covid-19. Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana also tested positive, but he also returned a negative test before the start of the tournament.
- Few groundstaff members at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai had also returned positive tests, but all the 10 IPL matches went smoothly in Mumbai.
- Australian players Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa have returned home and Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison had also announced a ban on passenger flights from India till May 15.
IPL 2021 – KKR vs RCB Postponed: India registered a slight dip in COVID-19 cases as it registered 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections and 3,417 related deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the union health ministry on Monday morning. With this, the cumulative count of the cases has gone up to 1,99,25,604.
With the second COVID-19 wave rampant across the country, there have been reports of some foreign players being wary of the situation and how they will return to their respective countries at the end of the 14th edition of the IPL.
But IPL COO Hemang Amin has assured all players and support staff that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will ensure their smooth return at the end of the league.
In a letter to the players and support staff, accessed by ANI, Hemang addressed the apprehension and concerns of the cricketers. He said that the tournament isn’t over for the BCCI till every player reaches home safely.
IPL 2021 – KKR vs RCB Postponed: So far, the IPL matches have been played across four venues — Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Delhi. The next leg is slated to be played in Kolkata and Bengaluru and then the playoffs will go ahead at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedaba