New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday was rescheduled after 2 players in the KKR team tested positive for COVID-19.
The match was scheduled to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday evening, but it will now be played at a later date.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and pacer Sandeep Warrier are the two players who contracted coronavirus, tournament officials confirmed.
“Varun Chakaravarthy 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,” IPL said in a statement.
“Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The medical team is in continuous touch with the duo and are 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 statement added.