Kolkata Knight Riders stimulator Prasdih Krishna has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine in his hometown of Bengaluru, a BCCI source said on Saturday.
Krishna, 25, who was named to the Indian squad for the England tour on Friday, is the fourth KKR player to contract the dreaded virus.
“Prasidh is COVID positive and currently in isolation at home in Bengaluru,” a BCCI source told PTI.
Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier and Tim Seifert are the other KKR players, who tested positive earlier.
According to the BCCI source, Krishna and Warrier contracted the Chakravarthy virus during one of the workouts. He said that Krishna is Chakravarthy’s close friend.
“Prasidh, like all Indian players, left the bubble on May 3 after receiving two negative results. However, upon arriving in Bengaluru, he tested positive, ”the source said.
BCCI is hoping that by the time players bound for the UK enter the India bio-bubble on May 25, Krishna will test negative.
New Zealand goalkeeper-beater Seifert is also isolated in Ahmedabad, from where he will travel to Chennai for treatment in a private hospital.
Seifert failed both of his pre-departure RT-PCR tests and “is showing moderate symptoms.”
The IPL has been postponed indefinitely after the virus pierced the bio-bubble and infected a number of players and support staff.