IPL 2021 at risk as two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers take a look at constructive for coronavirus

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is at risk of being postponed as two gamers of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) examined constructive for the virus on Monday. 

The growth got here hours earlier than the much-awaited conflict between the KKR and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which has been rescheduled.

The match was imagined to be performed tonight however as per newest studies, has been rescheduled after thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier have examined constructive for Covid-19.

As per Indian media studies, it’s believed that Chakravarthy contracted the virus when he left the bio-secure bubble to get his shoulder scanned not too long ago. That is when the Indian cricketer might have gotten contaminated with the virus.

As per the crew administration’s report, aside from Chakravarthy and Warrier, the opposite gamers of the KKR examined detrimental for the virus.

The franchise or the IPL is but to situation an announcement over the matter. This is the primary incidence of gamers throughout the IPL bio-secure bubble testing constructive for the virus because the 2021 season started a couple of months earlier.

The KKR are positioned quantity seven on the IPL factors desk. The crew final performed on Thursday towards the Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad.

PSL 6 postponed after gamers take a look at constructive for coronavirus

The sixth version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was additionally postponed in March this yr after a few gamers and officers examined constructive for the virus within the bio-secure bubble.

Following a gathering with the crew house owners and contemplating the well being and wellbeing of all contributors is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has determined to postpone the Pakistan Super League 6 with speedy impact, an announcement by the PCB had learn.

It mentioned that the choice was made after seven circumstances have been reported within the competitors, which had began on February 20.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan had held a media convention on the National Stadium to debate the event’s postponement.

He had mentioned that PCB needed to put the PSL on maintain as they weren’t “effectively” in a position to implement the usual working procedures required for a bio safe bubble.

Wasim had assured followers that the PCB will probably be in search of “other windows” to carry the remaining matches of the PSL 6 at a later date.

“What’s taking place right now is that we are carefully and slowly exiting players from our environment so that we can safely get them out and they can start to travel wherever they need to travel,” defined Wasim.

“It’s firmly our belief that we will find a window and finish those [remaining] matches,” the PCB CEO had mentioned.

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