The Indian Premier League (IPL), released in a tight bio bubble amid the corona virus epidemic, suffered a setback on Monday when two Kolkata Knight Riders players came out positive. These two players are Varun Chakraborty and Sandiv Warrier. This major lapse occurred when Varun went to the hospital for a shoulder scan after Thursday’s bout and was then found positive for the virus.
Now what next?
KKR played their last match against Delhi Capitals on April 29 in Ahmedabad and after the positive results, there could be panic in the tournament. The tournament is being held in an empty stadium in a biologically safe environment at six venues. “Now players of Delhi Capitals (currently in Ahmedabad) will also be tested and every player who comes in contact with Chakravarthy and Warrior will be identified through the app,” a BCCI source said on condition of anonymity.
What is the rule
Under the IPL’s Kovid-19 standard operating procedure, a person exposed to an infected person must remain in quarantine for six days and during the first, third and sixth day, the test results should be negative.
Two KKR players positive, now what will happen next in IPL?
These players were found positive before the tournament started
Even before the start of the IPL, some players were found positive including players like Akshar Patel and Devdutt Paddikal. This is the first case of a player or support staff being found positive in the middle of the tournament. More than three lakh new cases of Kovid-19 infection are being reported in India every day whereas more than three thousand people are dying every day.