COVID in the IPL, confusions arises following contamination of the bio bubble

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The match up between the KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) and the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) has been postponed as of now following a couple of KKR players tested positive earlier. Confusions arise regarding the further movement of the tournament as all players and staff are asked to self- isolate and take the test.

Tested positive?

The match-up between KKR and RCB got postponed following a Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — tested positive for COVID-19. The matter gets intensified as a few other members from the CSK dugout too have tested positive for COVID. This includes the team’s CEO, Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and a bus cleaner. This report was later proved false as the three from CSK later tested negative.

“We have done tests like every other franchise and there is no report with us, so I can only tell you if someone has tested positive after the reports come in around 4pm (on Monday). Till then, I cannot tell you if someone is positive. All protocols are being followed as per the BCCI SOP,” a CSK official told ANI.

IPL have said

The IPL has said that “Varun Chakravarthy 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 is monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible causes and treat them at the earliest,”.

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Following these confusions, the BCCI have a tremendous task before them to reschedule the fixtures which follow by. Also, the teams which contested with KKR earlier are advised to take atmost care and are asked to self-isolate until the matter is resolved, they said.

In spite of the severe bio bubble environment maintained in the IPL, this news is definitely a shock.

What do you feel about the current status of the IPL? Will the BCCI follow alternate methods to approach this?

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