Entire DC contingent quarantine after two KKR players tested positive for COVID-19
IPL 2021: The tournament has been struck by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with two cricketers from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) testing positive. On 29th April, KKR faced the Delhi Capitals (DC).
With Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive for Covid-19, it has now been revealed that the entire Delhi Capitals squad is self-isolating in their locker rooms. The Delhi Capitals and KKR faced off against each other last Thursday, 29th April, and the teams are set to meet again on 8th May. "We've been self-isolating in our rooms since this afternoon," DC camp sources reported to the media.
The Delhi Capitals last played the Punjab Kings on Sunday. The Rishabh Pant-led side currently sits atop the points table with 12 points.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) match scheduled for Monday evening between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been rescheduled for a later date.
"In the third round of testing in the last four days, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive. Many of the other team members tested negative for COVID-19" as per an official statement issued by the IPL.
Both players have cut themselves off from the rest of the team. The Medical Team is in constant contact with the pair and is keeping an eye on their fitness.
Besides this, the Kolkata Knight Riders have instituted a regular monitoring regimen to detect and treat any additional potential cases as soon as possible.
According to the latest test results received on Monday evening, two of the three members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent who were thought to have contracted COVID-19 have also tested positive.
A BCCI official confirmed the development to the media agency. "There are two COVID-19 positive cases in the contingent. A member of the support staff, as well as a bus cleaner, checked positive. I am unable to provide you with the name of the support staff. As a precaution, the team's training session has been cancelled" said the official.
L Balaji, the bowling coach, is considered to be the support staff member who tested positive. CSK last played a game on Saturday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, against the Mumbai Indians. On Wednesday, the team will take on the Rajasthan Royals.