KKR vs RCB IPL 2021 match rescheduled after Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier test positive for Covid-19

Monday's IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been rescheduled after two members of the KKR contingent tested positive for COVID-19.

KKR's Varun Chakravarthy has tested positive for COVID-19.   -  IPL

Monday's IPL 2021 match between KKR vs RCB has been rescheduled after two KKR players tested positive for COVID-19.

The BCCI in a statement said that spinner Varun Chakravarthy and pacer Sandeep Warrier were found to be COVID-19 positive.

BCCI's Full statement

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.

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 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 prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved and all measures are being taken in that endeavour.

In other news, three members of the Chennai Super Kings' IPL contingent too - chief executive Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji, and a bus cleaner - had tested positive for Covid-19.

Viswanathan's second report came negative in the evening. However, Balaji and the team driver continued to be positive.

In Viswanathan's case, since one test was positive and another negative, a third test would have to be done since RTPCR does not have 100 per cent accuracy.