IPL 2021: Coronavirus impact much larger? Two franchises, three players and TV crew reportedly positive

The coronavirus impact in IPL 2021 is reportedly getting worse with reports of two franchises and a TV crew testing positive for the coronavirus pandemic.

Chennai Super Kings' staff are reportedly under the scanner for coronavirus. (Image credit: Chennai IPL Twitter)
By Siddharth vishwanathan | May 3, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The coronavirus pandemic has hit IPL 2021 and it has resulted in chaos. After the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game was rescheduled due to COVID-19, there are more reports emerging. According to a tweet by an Australian journalist, it has been reportedly stated that two franchises, three players and a TV crew have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are many unconfirmed reports about this development. But, it is believed that staff in the Chennai Super Kings camp have tested positive for the coronavirus. This is very similar to the incidents that occurred before IPL 2020. In that, 11 people in the Chennai Super Kings camp become positive for coronavirus. Two players, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar tested positive for COVID-19.

KKR vs RCB game rescheduled due to COVID-19

According to an ESPNCricinfo report, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier are the two players who have tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the squad is negative. The Gujarat Cricket Association secretary Anil Patel told the Sportstar that he received a message from the BCCI CEO and the venue in charge that the match is suspended. A new date will be announced later in the day. The BCCI has not yet issued an official press release.

The rescheduling of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game will now involve a tremendous amount of logistical and scheduling hassles. Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals are the other sides in the Ahmedabad bio-bubble. Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are the teams who are in the Delhi bio-bubble.

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in India during the second wave. There have been over 350,000 cases almost every day for the past week. Recently, there were over 400,000 cases in a day. There has been immense criticism from certain sections of society and from various foreign media outlets that it was wrong to hold the IPL in the country.

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