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IPL is Likely to postpone Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

 

With the rise in COVID cases across the nation and the amid the arrival of the second wave, fans want the cash-rich Indian Premier League to be cancelled or postponed. There is nothing on this from BCCI – who have been rather positive about the tournament being a big success

Two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid-19 .The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been rescheduled . The match was scheduled to be played on Monday, May 3 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 said in a media release.

Photo Credit : BCCI ( Match between KKR and RCB 2021 )

“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.

Beside KKR , Chennai Super Kings are now in trouble as three members of their contingent – not players – have tested positive for the novel virus. As per a report on Cricinfo, the members who tested positive are not players. The three members who tested positive are Chief Executive Officer Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner. According to the same report, the others in Delhi currently have tested negative.

The trio underwent a test on Monday as well just to confirm that it was not a false test.

Due to this increasing number of COVID 19 cases in India as well as in players of some teams , it will be the great risk for the IPL Management to run the remaining game of the IPL 2021 .

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