IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Varun Chakraborty and fast bowler Sandeep Warrier have been found to be Corona positive, following which the Kolkata match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been postponed for the 14th season of the IPL. On the other hand, Kashi Vishwanathan, chief executive officer of CSK, Laxmipathy Balaji and a bus cleaner have also been found to be Kovid positive. The IPL issued a statement confirming this. The match will now be held again on another day. With this, there
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Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have now decided to conduct corona test of players and team staff members daily to find out other remaining cases. The medical team is also closely monitoring those who came in contact with them during the last 48 hours. Reports said that Chakraborty had recently gone out of the IPL bio-bubble to get his shoulder scan done, where he would have come in contact with someone.
This is the first time since the start of the 2021 season when a player has been found to be Kovid-19 positive despite being in the bio bubble. The Bangalore team wrote on Twitter, ‘The match to be played today between KKR and RCB has been rescheduled by the BCCI. The decision was taken in view of IPL Safety Guidelines after Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier’s Kovid-19 report came out positive. We wish Varun and Sandeep well soon. ‘
Bangalore have won five of the seven matches so far this season and are at number three with 10 points. However, the team has lost two out of the last three matches. In the last match, he was defeated by the Punjab Kings by 34 runs. On the other hand, Kolkata have won only two out of seven matches so far. In this season, when the two teams had clashed with each other last time, Virat Kohli captained Bangalore won by 38 runs.