The match between KKR and RCB today (May 3rd, 2021) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been postponed. This is because two players from the Kolkata Knight Riders team have tested positive for Corona, so the match has been cancelled.
Explanation: Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier of Kolkata Knight Riders were tested positive for Corona. This is the first time that a match has been cancelled due to Kovid positive players.
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Today’s 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.
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Under this strong bio bubble, 29 matches have been played successfully so far. But the 30th match scheduled in Ahmedabad has been cancelled. Earlier, it had been reported that the BCCI has upgraded the bio-bubble to avoid the Corona era. However, it has not worked.
The outside food for players has been completely outlawed. The players staying in the bubble will have to eat only from the hotel menu. There have previously been questions on the conduct of the IPL this year. Before that, three players from Australia withdrew from the IPL.
Although the BCCI has stated that the IPL will continue, they have said that a safe environment was created for the players. This time due to Corona, IPL matches are being played in just six cities in the country. This is meant to make travel much easier for the players.
Varun, one of the players who has tested positive, was recently seen at a hospital for a shoulder scan, according to ESPNCricinfo. The 30-year-old leg-spinner and pacer Warrier have been separated. Warrier has yet to make the playing XI in any of KKR’s seven matches, while Varun has been a key member of the team.
“Both players have been estranged from the rest of the team. The Medical Team is in constant contact with the couple and is keeping an eye on their welfare. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have started a regular testing regimen to detect any other potential causes and treat them as soon as possible, according to a statement from the league.