IPL match between KKR and RCB to be rescheduled
The IPL league match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is rescheduled as several players have been found ill.
The second wave of COVID-19 is hitting hard in India as the country is fighting hearts out against the virus. In the meantime, BCCI is putting all their efforts to conduct this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League successfully. Though there have been some COVID-19 positive cases around the league.
But those didn’t have any impact on the scheduled matches earlier. Now the league has been hit with a covid scare as the scheduled game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is rescheduled. It has come after several players and support staff from Kolkata Knight Riders have found themselves ill within their bubble.
Sources confirmed to The Age and the Herald, that Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins and several other players from the team have been isolated after they have been found unwell. According to ANI, a BCCI official confirmed that Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy have been tested positive with the virus.
This has resulted in sudden medical complications in KKR’s bio bubble. The sudden health calamities in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ bubble have forced BCCI to reschedule the match between both franchises.
It is learned that BCCI has communicated with Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) and a conclusive decision has been made to postpone the game. Official confirmation and the rescheduled date for the game are expected to arrive by Monday afternoon.
The news has come after the completion of the first half of the league successfully in four venues so far. On the other hand, the COVID-19 pandemic is severe in Ahmedabad and New Delhi, where the eight teams are boarded now.