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Varun Chakravarthy, Warrier test positive for Covid-19, KKR vs RCB rescheduled


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The match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) on Monday (May 3, 2021) has been rescheduled, reported espncricinfo.

The report confirmed that two players of the Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier have tested positive for Covid-19. It is believed that Chakravarthy recently left the IPL bio-bubble to carry out a scan on his shoulder and it is there where he might have got exposed.

The officials confirmed in a statement that said "Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases" and that its "medical team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours"

Other than Chakravarthy and Warrier, the rest of the the Knight Riders contingent's tests came out clear.

KKR are currently seventh on the points table, having won only two of their first seven matches. The 30th match of IPL 2021 was scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM but has been delayed now. The game was slated to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

 

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