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
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||0||10||-0.171|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||0||4||-0.494|
IPL 2021: KKR v RCB postponed as Covid-19 hit KKR camp, many Kolkata players unwell & quarantined