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  • KKR vs RCB match postponed as two gamers check constructive for the virus.
  • Thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier check constructive for the an infection.
  • Chakravarthy could have examined constructive for the virus when he left the bio-secure bubble to get his shoulder scanned.

In unhealthy information for tens of millions of cricket followers world wide, the coronavirus has lastly impacted the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) as two gamers of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) examined constructive for the an infection on Monday. 

The event got here hours earlier than the much-awaited conflict between the KKR and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which has been rescheduled. 

The match was alleged to be performed tonight however as per newest reviews, has been rescheduled after thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier have examined constructive for Covid-19. 

As per Indian media reviews, it’s believed that Chakravarthy contracted the virus when he left the bio-secure bubble to get his shoulder scanned lately. That’s when the Indian cricketer could have gotten contaminated with the virus. 

As per the group administration’s report, apart from Chakravarthy and Warrier, the opposite gamers of the KKR examined unfavourable for the virus. 

The franchise or the IPL is but to problem a press release over the matter. That is the primary incidence of gamers inside the IPL bio-secure bubble testing constructive for the virus for the reason that 2021 season started a couple of months earlier. 

The KKR are positioned quantity seven on the IPL factors desk. The group final performed on Thursday towards the Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad. 

PSL 6 postponed after gamers check constructive for coronavirus

The sixth version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) was additionally postponed in March this yr after a few gamers and officers examined constructive for the virus within the bio-secure bubble. 

Following a gathering with the group homeowners and contemplating the well being and wellbeing of all members is paramount, the Pakistan Cricket Board has determined to postpone the Pakistan Tremendous League 6 with rapid impact, a press release by the PCB had learn. 

It stated that the choice was made after seven instances have been reported within the competitors, which had began on February 20.

PCB Chief Govt Wasim Khan had held a media convention on the Nationwide Stadium to debate the event’s postponement.

He had stated that PCB needed to put the PSL on maintain as they weren’t “effectively” in a position to implement the usual working procedures required for a bio safe bubble.

Wasim had assured followers that the PCB will probably be in search of “other windows” to carry the remaining matches of the PSL 6 at a later date.

“What’s taking place right now is that we are carefully and slowly exiting players from our environment so that we can safely get them out and they can start to travel wherever they need to travel,” defined Wasim.

“It’s firmly our belief that we will find a window and finish those [remaining] matches,” the PCB CEO had stated.

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