The Match 30 of the IPL 2021 between KKR & RCB at the Narendra Modi Stadium gets postponed after two players of the KKR squad tested positive for COVID-19.
Speaking to ANI a BCCI Official confirmed that there as COVID-19 positive cases in the KKR squad & RCB is not keen to play against them. “Varun & Sandeep tested positive for COVID-19 & which made the RCB camp wary of the situation. The game will be postponed”, the Official said.
“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 Medical Team is also determining the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results.
“The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavor,” the release added.
This is not the first time that players tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal, Delhi Capitals Axar Patel & KKR’s Nitish Rana has been tested positive for COVID-19 before joining their respective squads. As a result they couldn’t play a few matches before testing negative for COVID-19.
Players & franchises donated funds to help India in the fight with deadly COVID-19!
Amidst the increasing COVID-19 cases a lot of foreign players have already returned back to their respective countries. Australian players such as Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye and Adam Zampa have already returned back to their respective countries.
Last week KKR pacer Pat Cummins has donated 50 lakhs to the PM Care Fund to help India supply oxygen in hospitals across the country. Even Brett Lee donated 1 Bitcoin for the same cause. Several IPL franchises like Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings had donated to help India in the fight against COVID-19.
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