Covid-19 scare looms large over the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Three Australian players Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Jampa have pulled out of the IPL due to the growing outbreak of Covid-19 in India. Earlier, Adam Zampa called IPL's Bio-Bubble environment most vulnerable.
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed after two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for Covid-19. The match was to be played at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on 3 May from 7:30 pm. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has given this information through its official Twitter handle.
Official Announcement:— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 3, 2021
Todays match between KKR and RCB has been postponed by the BCCI as per IPL Safety Guidelines after Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID.
We wish Varun and Sandeep a speedy recovery. #PlayBold #IPL2021 #KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/yctoffeW3C
An official statement has also been issued by the Indian Premier League (IPL) regarding this. The IPL is being organized in the BioSecure Environment. So far 29 matches of IPL have been played and there has been no interruption in the conduct of any match. RCB have played seven matches and are third in the points table with five wins. On the other hand, KKR has only two wins from seven matches in its account and this team is at the seventh position in the point table.
"The two players have been isolated separately from the rest of the team and the medical team is constantly in touch with them and monitoring their health," the statement issued by the IPL said.