Three members of the Chennai Super Kings have turned COVID-19 positive as per reports in ESPN Cricinfo. CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner are the suspects at the moment. It is understood that the rest of the squad, which is currently in Delhi, has tested negative. The results emerged after the latest round of testing on Sunday. CSK are flying high in the tournament with 10 points from the first seven games in IPL 2021.
Cricinfo understands Viswanathan, Balaji and the member of the maintenance staff took a fresh test on Monday morning to rule out the possibility of a false positive. If they test positive again, they would need to spend 10 days in a designated isolation facility. They will need to return with two negative tests to rejoin the squad.
3 Chennai Super Kings Staff Members Test COVID Positive
Earlier in the day, the KKR vs RCB match was postponed after two KKR team members Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19. AS per reports in Cricbuzz, that the COVID trail started when Chakravarthy was taken to hospital for an abdominal issue. Later when Warrier also tested positive, the entire KKR camp went into immediate quarantine in their Ahmedabad hotel.
“All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19,” said a statement from BCCI.
News of players and support staff testing COVID positive from KKR and CSK camps comes as bad news with the entire country struggling with COVID positive cases. As per reports in Cricbuzz, some sort of communication has gone from the BCCI office to Ahmedabad, the venue of Monday’s game, and the local organisers, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) have been told that the game will be rescheduled. The new date for the match will be announced on Monday afternoon, the GCA members have been told.
While RCB are placed on the points table with 10 points from seven games, KKR are placed sixth on the points table with four points from their first seven games.