IPL 2021: KKR-RCB recreation rescheduled; Chakravarthy, Warrier check optimistic for COVID-19


The Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, scheduled to be performed on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday, has been postponed after two gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19.

In an official assertion, the Board of Management for Cricket in India confirmed that KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy and quick bowler Sandeep Warrier had been discovered to be optimistic within the third spherical of testing within the final 4 days. All different staff members have examined adverse for COVID -19.

Each the gamers have remoted themselves from the remainder of the squad. The medical staff is in steady contact with the duo and is monitoring their well being. In the meantime, KKR has now moved in the direction of a every day testing routine to determine some other doable instances and deal with them on the earliest.

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The medical staff can be figuring out the shut and informal contacts of the 2 optimistic instances through the 48 hours earlier than assortment of the pattern that returned the optimistic check outcomes.

Speaking concerning the scenario, KKR CEO Venky Mysore advised kkr.in, “Troublesome occasions, however I am glad to report that each Varun and Sandeep are doing nicely.”

“”Now we have taken all of the precautions which might be mandatory and have been suggested by the medical groups of IPL and KKR and likewise getting applicable recommendation from outdoors on what the precise factor to do is. Sandeep, specifically, is doing high quality. No temperature, no different signs, and he’s feeling good. Varun continues to be a little bit below the climate, however higher than yesterday and each of them are in good spirits.”

The staff, together with KKR proprietor Shah Rukh Khan, caught up on a video name to take inventory of how everybody was feeling inside the camp.

Whereas the BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel had been unavailable for feedback, it’s believed {that a} resolution on the brand new date for the KKR-RCB match will likely be taken on Monday night time after a digital assembly.

With KKR in quarantine, Punjab Kings, RCB and Delhi Capitals will resume their coaching on Tuesday in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Cricket Affiliation officers confirmed that whereas Punjab Kings and RCB will practice at Gujarat Faculty Floor between 4 pm to six pm, Delhi Capitals will practice below lights on the Narendra Modi Stadium.

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“For now, there has not been any resolution on placing the event on maintain. Now we have elevated testing and all of the gamers and the stakeholders are being monitored carefully,” a Board insider mentioned, including that contract tracing is being performed and the groups have additionally been requested to comply with the protocols strictly. Franchise officers additionally confirmed that they haven’t heard something from the Board but almost about the postponement.

Sources within the Board have additionally indicated that there was no doable bubble breach by the KKR gamers and Chakravarthy – who complained of stomach ache a number of days in the past – was taken to a hospital for scans and was accompanied by the KKR staff physician. 

The BCCI’s interim CEO Hemang Amin wrote to the franchises with an attachment of the press launch on the KKR gamers testing optimistic. “Within the mild of current developments which have occurred during the last 24 hours, please discover under a media launch that’s being issued. We’ll preserve monitoring the scenario and supply additional particulars and updates,” Amin wrote.

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Nonetheless, there have been extra developments later within the day with Chennai Tremendous Kings assist workers L. Balaji and a logistical workers testing optimistic. The franchise CEO Kasi Viswanath’s returned a optimistic check, however the subsequent antigen and RT-PCR exams had been adverse. He’s anticipated to bear a 3rd RT-PCR check to be doubly certain.

Event to go forward  

Whereas the event is predicted to proceed for now, there could possibly be some modifications within the schedule.

With Balaji – who was within the dugout till CSK’s final outing in opposition to Mumbai Indians – testing optimistic, the gamers of the Chennai and Mumbai staff might need to isolate, as per IPL tips, which states that “shut contact” of an affected individual must be remoted for six days and return three adverse exams on Days 1, 3 and 6. Whereas CSK’s coaching periods had been referred to as off on Monday, the BCCI may be pressured to reschedule the following few matches involving CSK and Mumbai Indians in a bid to make sure contact tracing. A remaining resolution is predicted quickly.

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As per the unique schedule, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians play on the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday.

Reviews additionally surfaced that a number of groundsmen on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi have examined optimistic for the virus. Nonetheless, the Delhi and Districts Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) officers confirmed to this publication that ‘not one of the groundsmen on obligation’ is amongst them.

Kolkata will get prepared for IPL

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is scheduled to host the following leg, ranging from Might 9 and the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal secretary Snehasish Ganguly acknowledged that they’re going forward with the preparations. Whereas a lot of the permissions have been obtained, the remaining few will likely be prepared in a day or two. Nonetheless, so much would rely upon how issues pan out over the following few days. Final week, the BCCI CEO had visited Kolkata to supervise the preparation. 

On Friday, the West Bengal authorities imposed a partial lockdown.