IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a major blow after two of their players were confirmed positive for Coronavirus. Earlier reports also revealed that Pat Cummins also tested positive but the team later confirmed that the Australian pacer is under isolation and has returned negative. With Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive for COVID-19, KKR's match against RCB has been officially postponed. However, the rescheduled date hasn't been confirmed yet.
How did Varun Chakravarthy test positive for COVID-19?
Varun Chakravarthy and Warrier are two players who have been tested positive for the virus. Notably, Chakravarthy recently left the IPL bio-bubble through the official green channel to carry out a scan on his shoulder and that is where he might have got exposed. Well, no official statement has been released on how he contracted the virus.
According to BCCI's latest update, both players have been put under isolation and the medical team is continuously monitoring their condition. "The Medical Team is also determining the close casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior collection of the sample that returned the positive test result," quoted BCCI's press release.
However, the other members of the franchise are also under isolation but have returned negative when tested for COVID-19.