Three CSK contingent members test positive for Covid-19
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been hit with an another Covid-19 fear as three members from the Chennai Super Kings’ IPL contingent – CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling trainer Lakshmipathy Balaji and a transport cleaner – have tested positive for Covid-19.
It is perceived that the remainder of the members, which is as of now in Delhi, have tested negative. The outcomes arose after the most recent round of testing on Sunday.
However, the three affected members went under another fresh test on Monday morning to rule out the possibility of a false positive. And after that, if the test comes positive again, they will have to spend 10 days in isolation outside the team bio-bubble. Then if their tests come negative twice, they will be available to re-enter the team’s bio-bubble.
This is the second time that CSK have been hit with Covid-19 outbreak as before the start of this year’s IPL, another member of CSK contingent tested positive for coronavirus. Although, he’s not team player.
Earlier, The IPL league match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been rescheduled as several players have been found ill.
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.
Apart from this, it was also reported that 5 members of the Arun Jaitley Stadium staff have also tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
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.