In 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), today’s match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. But Corona has caught the league. Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have both been hit by a corona and both are in separation. Today’s match has been postponed due to a sudden crisis in KKR’s bio bubble.
KKR’s next match is against Delhi Capitals on May 8 and it is also rumored to be postponed. Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Lakshmipati Balaji and Bus Cleaner have reported positive corona. The IPL matches are being played at the Kotla ground in Delhi and the five groundsmen working at the stadium are also understood to have been affected by the corona virus. So there is concern that the IPL competition will be canceled. However, senior BCCI officials have clarified that all the matches will be played as per the schedule till further notice.
Senior journalist Meha Bhardwaj tweeted that she had just spoken to a BCCI official and that no match other than today’s would be postponed. He also said that players who test the corona every day do not need to be isolated.