IPL 2021: KKR CEO declares, ‘entire team in hard quarantine’ as owner Shah Rukh Khan takes stock of the situation

IPL 2021: kolkata knight riders (KKR) CEO declares, ‘entire team in hard quarantine’ owner Shah Rukh Khan takes stock of the situation
IPL 2021: kolkata knight riders (KKR) CEO declares, ‘entire team in hard quarantine’ owner Shah Rukh Khan takes stock of the situation
IPL 2021 – Entire KKR Squad in Quarantine: Not only Kolkata Knight Riders game vs Royal Challengers Bangalore scheduled today has been postponed, there are doubts over whether KKR can take the field for the next match on Saturday or not. According to latest coming in from KKR camp, the entire squad is currently in hard quarantine and is constantly monitored by the health professionals. 
KKR CEO Venky Mysore, speaking to Star Sports on Monday declared that KKR will stay in quarantine till May 6th. According to Mysore, if the results of Covid-19 tests come negative, they will be allowed to come out. 
“We should be able to get the results sometime later in the evening on May 6, which means potentially, we could even get out for a practice subject to what the coaches want to do,” Mysore said.
Kolkata Knight Riders are not scheduled to play their next match in IPL 2021 until May 8, Saturday in Ahmedabad.
IPL 2021: All you want to know about KKR Squad currently in quarantine – 
– As far as both positive players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier are concerned, both are completely isolated from rest of the squad. “Difficult times, but I’m happy to report that both Varun and Sandeep are doing well,” he said. “We have taken all the precautions that are necessary and have been advised by the medical teams of IPL and KKR and also getting appropriate advice from outside on what the right thing to do is. 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 better than yesterday and both of them are in good spirits.”, said Mysore. 
– The medical teams of BCCI and KKR are constantly monitoring health of both the players. The close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours prior to collection of the sample that returned the positive test results are also being monitored very closely. 
– All KKR players and support staff in Ahmedabad will undergo daily tests
– Everyone involved with KKR team and were part of the Bio-Bubble will stay in 5-day hard quarantine. If there are no more positive cases in the KKR camp in the 5-day hard quarantine period, the 2-time champions may be in a position to take the field on Saturday. 
IPL 2021: KKR owner, Shah Rukh Khan takes stock of the situation
 

The team, including KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan, caught up on a video call to take stock of how everyone was feeling within the camp. Speaking on the immediate steps in consultation with the officials and other governing bodies involved, Venky Mysore said:

“I think everyone has been very proactive. We found out approximately 24 hours ago about Varun testing positive, so the immediate steps we took was to isolate him, and then later on in the night when we got test results which also involved Sandeep, we put them on a different floor with a different Air Conditioning ducts system to make sure others are appropriately protected. We have asked everybody in the bubble (players, support staff, management, hotel staff and service staff) to quarantine, so they are isolated in their rooms. The food delivery is on a knock and drop basis, which everyone has gotten used to by now.

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“The whole idea right now is that it will take perhaps five days, and we are a little fortunate that we have a bit of a break right now because our next game is on the 8th of May (vs Delhi Capitals). So five days of quarantining starting yesterday would take us through the 6th of May, and we had already gotten into a protocol of daily testing. So the way it works is that the testing people are coming in and ensuring that the samples are taken well before people go to sleep, which is probably midnight or earlier. While they are sleeping, you know the next day they process the results, and by the time they wake up, we have the test results, so we know what to do in the event if there is something adverse that comes in. But other than Sandeep and, of course, Varun yesterday, everybody else, including hotel staff, everyone involved in the bubble, have all tested negative. So fingers crossed that will continue that way.”

Will KKR’s players be eligible to be back in action as soon as the quarantine phase is over? “The target completion date of this five day with this daily testing is the 6th of May,” Venky Mysore said. “The team doctor was on the call as well, and his assessment is that if everything’s goes well, the plan that we have put in place, we should be able to get the results sometime later in the day on the 6th of May which means that potentially we could even get out that evening for a practice subject to what the coaches want to do and then get ready for 7th and 8th depending on when the rescheduled games would potentially take place.”