Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad has been called off after COVID-related concerns. The decision has come to the fore after illness was reported in the KKR camp.
As per Australian newspaper The Age, members of the KKR team are unwell and are in isolation following a player returning a positive test.
Cricbuzz reports the official communication went from the BCCI office to the venue (Narendra Modi Stadium) and local organisers (Gujarat Cricket Association) with the notification of the game being postponed. The revised date will be released later.
Tonight’s game off in IPL. Player in Pat Cummins KKR tests positive. Nightmare. Story being posted on @australian website as I tweet with more details
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According to the PTI, two members of the squad have tested positive but they are waiting for the second test reports for confirmation.
"Two members of the contingent have tested positive for COVID but we are waiting for their second test reports to avoid the false positive scenario that happened with Anrich Nortje of Delhi Capitals earlier," a source said on conditions of anonymity.
ANI's report states that the two players who tested positive for COVID-19 are Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.
There is no official word from either teams or the IPL so far.
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RCB in their statement said they respect the decision of the players and 'offer them complete support.'
Zampa, who did not get a game this season after being bought for Rs 1.5 crore, said a lot of factors contributed to his decision to leave the IPL.
Along with compatriot Adam Zampa, Australian Richardson on Monday quite the tournament midway citing personal reasons in the wake of a second COVID-19 wave in the country.