IPL 2021: RCB vs KKR match rescheduled after Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier test COVID-19 positive

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New Delhi: 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. The IPL match was scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM on Monday (May 3, 2021).

As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, the step was taken after two players of KKR tested positive former Covid-19.

The report confirmed that spinner Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have contracted the virus. The report mentioned that the spinner had left the bio-bubble recently via an official green channel for scans on his shoulders. 

Apart from the duo, other KKR members have returned negative for the test. However, the KKR members are currently under self-isolation, putting their contest against Virat Kohli’s RCB in doubt.

No official confirmation has been released by the BCCI or either of the franchise in this regard. 

Meanwhile, this is the first time in the season when a member has tested positive despite being in the IPL bio-bubble.

Ahead of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and KKR’s Nitish Rana had tested positive for the virus. However, the duo has recovered well and are currently fulfiling their duties for their respective franchises.

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