There is a threat looming over the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as a few players and support staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday suffered a major setback ahead of their clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Two KKR bowlers Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for novel coronavirus.
Though the other players of the team tested negative, they were asked to self-isolate after the COVID-19 outbreak at the KKR camp.
In the latest turn of events, BCCI has given the instructions to all the players and supporting staff members of Delhi Capitals (DC) to self-isolate themselves until further notice.
The instructions came as a precaution because the Rishabh Pant-led side locked horns with Eoin Morgan’s KKR on April 29 in Ahmedabad.
“As we had played our last game against KKR, we have been advised to go into quarantine and all of us are in isolation. We are all in our rooms,” a DC official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“The duration of the quarantine is not immediately known but there is now no guarantee that the Delhi team’s scheduled practice session at the Motera on May 4 will take place. We don’t have any information if that practice session will go ahead,” he added.