IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket


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The Indian Premier League's (IPL) strict bio-bubble has been breached by COVID-19, and fears are growing after two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tested positive for the virus. According to reports, three non-playing members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have tested positive for the virus.

CSK's Chief Executive Officer Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, and a bus cleaner have tested positive. However, the rest of the CSK contingent has tested negative after the most recent round of testing on Sunday.

On Monday morning, all three members were subjected to new tests to rule out the risk of false-positive results. If their findings come out positive, they will be isolated for 10 days according to BCCI protocols. While it is unclear if the CSK bubble has been pierced, this is extremely worrying for the IPL.

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day, which shocked everyone. The rest of the KKR players and staff have tested negative, and the franchise has now returned to its regular testing schedule, according to a press release from BCCI. Furthermore, the board has announced that the two infected players have been placed in quarantine and that the medical team is tracing any close or casual contacts.

According to reports, Varun Chakravarthy was also allowed to leave the bubble and visit the hospital for shoulder scans. It's thought that he became infected with the virus while still in the hospital. Meanwhile, the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scheduled for Monday has been postponed.

The IPL is now in jeopardy, with promising cases in the CSK contingent as well, and it is unclear if the tournament will take place at all. For the time being, the BCCI has issued an open statement about the KKR camp and has yet to make an official statement regarding the CSK group's cases.

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