After two players from KKR were tested positive, it has now been reported that three members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent have returned with positive results for Covid-19. As per a report in ESPN Cricinfo, three members who have tested positive are chief executive officer Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner. The results emerged after the latest round of testing on Sunday.
All three members underwent a fresh test on Monday to rule out the possibility of a false test. All three members i.e., Kasi Viswanathan, Laxmipathy Balaji and the bus cleaner will stay in isolation for ten days outside the bio bubble. They will have to return with two negative tests before re-entering into the bio-bubble.
Earlier, two KKR players such as Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive for Covid-19. The medical team has been constantly in touch with the players and is making sure that all the players are in good health. However, all the other players have returned with negative tests, which comes as a major relief.
It has also been understood that Sandeep and Varun returned with positive results in the third round of testing. As a result, the 30th match between RCB and KKR, which was scheduled to be played on Monday, has been postponed to 6th April 2021.
“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.
Chennai Super Kings is next slated to play against Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd match of IPL 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.