The ongoing season of Indian Premier League was being conducted despite the COVID-19 situation in the country. BCCI had managed a very well-planned bio-bubble which ensured completely safety of the players. The first half of the season was conducted very smoothly despite a few players going back home. However, the tournament suffered a major blow on Monday when two KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for coronavirus, which put clouds over the resumption of the tournament.
Another setback for IPL 2021
Considering the present situation in mind, a major step has been taken to avoid any kind of possible escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak. The entire team of Delhi Capitals, who faced KKR on April 29 have been asked to quarantine. “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 Delhi Capitals official told as quoted by Cricbuzz.
The step certainly indicates that there are a lot of concerns among the franchises and the organizers with how the events have taken place on Monday, especially for the teams who are currently in Ahmedabad. Notably, DC have their practice session scheduled at the Motera on May 4 and it might not take place as the team are likely to stay in quarantine till May 6.
The fans would be hoping that there are no issues within the Delhi camp now since they played against Punjab Kings on Sunday. Any case within the DC setup would mean that Punjab Kings will also have to isolate which will certainly put this season in doubt. Coincidentally, Rishabh Pant’s side have their next match scheduled against Kolkata Knight Riders only on May 8.