Kolkata Knight Riders’ players and support staff have gone into a rigid quarantine following two of their players testing positive for COVID-19. Hours before their clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad on Monday, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the virus. The two-time champions have resorted to strict measures following the unsettling news.
The BCCI underlined that both Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier from the rest of the squad with the medical team monitoring their condition. The franchise has resorted to daily tests for the cricketers and support staff in Ahmedabad. The health officials are assessing the close and casual contacts of the two positive cases during the 48 hours before collecting the sample of the positive test results.
India Today reported that the Knight Riders have to serve a five-day quarantine period and abide by strict protocols and daily tests. If no other positive cases emerge, they might take the field on Saturday against the Delhi Capitals. At present, KKR, RCB, Delhi Capitals, and Punjab Kings are camped in Ahmedabad. The likes of Pat Cummins and Brendon McCullum are satisfied with the measures taken in the light of two COVID positive cases.
No bio-bubble breach by the Kolkata Knight Riders’ players:
Meanwhile, as some reports suggest, it emerged that Varun Chakravarthy had not breached the bio-secure environment. The leggie complained of abdominal pain and went to the designated health facility with the team doctor by following all the protocols. Also the staff, who treated Varun, a ward boy and technician, had already received two doses of vaccine and are showing no symptoms. Hence, the uncertainty of how it spread, puts everything in a dangerous context.