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IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB match in Ahmedabad set to be postponed amid COVID-19 scare

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • May 3rd, 2021
  • 20:38:27 IST

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.

Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Eoin Morgan captain of Kolkata Knight Riders after the match 10 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 18th April 2021. Photo by Sandeep Shetty / Sportzpics for IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to be postponed. Sportzpics

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.

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.

Updated Date: May 03, 2021 20:38:27 IST

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