Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, who were tested positive for novel coronavirus last week, have returned home after completing their mandatory quarantine period.
The duo had become the first two players to test COVID-19 positive inside the IPL 2021 bio-bubble.
However, they have now come back to their respective cities after serving the 10-day isolation period.
Speaking to PTI, a senior BCCI official said, “Yes, Chakravarthy and Sandeep have gone home. They have completed 10 days of mandatory isolation. However, KKR as a franchise will keep monitoring their health.”
The BCCI official also informed that both Varun and Sandeep will undergo RT-PCR tests in Chennai and Kerala respectively.
“They will undergo RT-PCR tests in Chennai and Kerala respectively,” he added.
After Chakravarthy and Warrier’s results came out positive, the franchise CEO, Venky Mysore, gave an update about their health conditions.
“Sandeep, in particular, is doing fine. No temperature, no other symptoms, and he is feeling good. Varun is still a little under the weather, but both of them are in good spirits,” Mysore told Star Sports last week.
Notably, the Kolkata-based franchise has been the worst-hit team in IPL 2021 ever since the deadly virus breached the bio-secure bubble.
Apart from Varun and Sandeep, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert and young Indian pacer Prasidh Krishna also tested positive for COVID-19 a few days back.