Varun Chakravarthy has won seven wickets for KKR in this season’s competition.
The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday has been postponed after two KKR players tested positive for Covid-19.
Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive, while the rest of Eoin Morgan’s KKR team tested negative.
The match was scheduled to start at 3:00 PM BST in Ahmedabad.
Over the weekend, India recorded the highest daily death toll from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
It is the first positive test result to come out of the IPL since the tournament started on April 9. Leg spinner Chakravarthy, 29, and pace bowler Warrier, 30, are isolated and their teammates will be tested daily.
Chakravarthy has been reported to leave the bio-safe bubble on a shoulder problem. The tournament’s medical team also follows the close contacts of the two players.
The IPL takes place at six locations in India, with players traveling between them on charter and private flights.
Teams stay in secure areas of hotels and resorts in the different cities and have no contact with people outside the bubble.
“The BCCI and the Kolkata Knight Riders give priority to the health and safety of all involved and all measures are taken in that endeavor,” added a statement.
Australians Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson flew home from India early due to concerns about the virus.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also took a break from the tournament to support his family. The England and Wales Cricket Board said it will “continue to monitor and communicate with its players and staff in India.
” “In terms of continued participation, it will be a decision that will be made by each individual,” added a spokesperson.
“We recognize that these are challenging times and our thoughts are with the people of India.
“Cricket Australia has also donated A $ 50,000 (£ 27,874) to Unicef to help fight the virus.
There is a shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds across India, with 3,689 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.