The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that has scheduled today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been postponed. The decision comes after two team members of the KKR squad tested positive for COVID-19.
According to an official statement, Varun Chakravarthy 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. Notably, Chakravarthy is one of the most dependable bowlers of the KKR squad and has taken wickets whenever the team required it the most.
Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The medical team is in continuous touch with the duo and is monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest.
The medical team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.
The statement reads, “The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavour.”
Poor performance of KKR
KKR is one of the worst-performing teams of this season of the IPL and has managed to win just two of the seven games it has played. The teams opening pair of Rana and Gill have repeatedly failed to give the team a good start and Eoin Morgan as the captain of the squad has disappointed.
It is currently in the seventh position in the tournament with four points and is just above the Sunrisers Hyderabad which is at the bottom of the table.
On the other hand, RCB has played well in the tournament and has shown a positive intent. It has won five of the seven matches it has played so far and is in the third position after Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
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