The news of two Kolkata Knight Riders players- Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier- testing positive for Covid has come as a severe jolt to the Indian Premier League.
It all happened after Sandeep Warrier returned positive for Covid. The contact tracing revealed that Warrier had come in contact with Varun Chakravarty, who had earlier been taken to hospital due to an abdomen issue.
The entire Kolkata Knight Riders contingent has been tested since then and while all of them have returned negative, their fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore scheduled for Monday night had to be postponed. The squad will now undergo seven-day isolation.
Following the development, the apprehension among the Australian contingent (players and commentators) on whether to continue in the bio-bubble has increased.
However, if the manager of Australian pacer Pat Cummins is to be believed the Aussie International isn’t much bothered and he is quite contend with the way things are being handled.
“Pat is perfectly fine. Everyone else is fine. Two guys have it. There is no issue. They still feel quite safe and commend the way it has been handled. They are pretty relaxed about it. There are no alarm bells around it to be frank,” Maxwell was quoted as saying by The Australian.
Pat Cummins, who became the first cricketer to come forward and donate ($50000) to help India amid the second wave of Covid, had earlier said that postponing the IPL due to the ongoing situation makes no sense.
”I don’t think ending the IPL is the answer. We are doing everything we can to make sure we don’t take any resources out of the front line. I don’t think so (it’s the solution),” Cummins had said.