Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan (BCCI/IPL Photo)
NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, scheduled to be played today (Monday, May 3) has been postponed. The decision was taken after two KKR team members tested positive for COVID-19.
As per reports, KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have tested positive.
Speaking to ANI, a BCCI official confirmed the news of positive cases in the KKR camp and that RCB members were not too keen on taking the field against them on Monday evening.
“Varun and Sandeep tested positive and that made the RCB camp wary of the situation.” a BCCI official told ANI.
The date for the postponed match hasn’t been decided yet.
This is the first instance of Covid disrupting the IPL schedule this season.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB team are third on the points table, with 5 wins in 7 matches, while Kolkata Knight Riders are languishing in 7th place, with 2 wins in their 7 outings so far.
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