IPL 2021 – CSK Support Staff Tests Positive: More bad news for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as three-member Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent tested positive for Covid-19. CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, bowling coach Laxmipati Balaji and a bus cleaner have come back positive and have been isolated. “Yes, some staff members have tested positive. Thankfully, so far no one amongst the players have tested positive. The testing is still going on,” a source from inside the CSK camp told InsideSport.
IPL 2021 – CSK Support Staff Tests Positive: CSK cancel training
Follow this, MS Dhoni and Co decided to cancel their training.
The development came after two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, and five DDCA members were tested positive for coronavirus.
“We have done tests like every other franchise and there is no report with us, so I can only tell you if someone has tested positive after the reports come in around 4pm. Till then, I cannot tell you if someone is positive. All protocols are being followed as per the BCCI SOP,” the official explained.
IPL 2021 – CSK Support Staff Tests Positive:CSK last played a game on Saturday against Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The side is slated to square off against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.
CSK is currently at the second spot in the points table with 10 points from seven games
IPL 2021 – CSK Support Staff Tests Positive: Vishwanathan, Balaji and the maintenance staff members took a fresh test on Monday to rule out the possibility of a false positive. If the report comes positive, the trio will undergo a 10 days quarantine in a designated facility outside the bubble.
IPL 2021: Five DDCA ground staff members also test positive
The entire Delhi leg is in jeopardy after five DDCA ground staff members, who were part of the Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match on Sunday, tested positive for Covid-19.
Earlier on Monday, The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated to be played on Monday evening was rescheduled for a later date after two KKR players tested positive.
“Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID-19,” the IPL said in an official statement.
Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible cases and treat them at the earliest.