The Indian Premier League (IPL) may have plunged into a crisis as the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been postponed due to covid-related concerns in the KKR camp.
KKR team players Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrior have tested positive for coronavirus and several others including Australian players Pat Cummins and Ben Cutting are reportedly unwell and have gone into isolation. (https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/cummins-ipl-team-isolating-after-players-fall-ill-20210503-p57oiu.html)
A BCCI official has also confirmed that there are cases in the KKR camp and the RCB camp isn’t too keen to take the field against them.
“Varun and Sandeep tested positive and that made the RCB camp wary of the situation. The game is set to be postponed,” the official said.
The Australian daily, The Age has reported that the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) is in continuous touch with the players and has reported that the players are doing fine.
“The work the BCCI has done around the (bio-secure) bubble means they are feeling safe and secure, and those we’ve talked to are generally planning to complete their playing commitments,” the newspaper reported.
Meanwhile, the official confirmations are still awaited from KKR and IPL Governing Council.
KKR was scheduled to take on RCB in match 30 of the 2021 IPL at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.