Two members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent and a cleaner from their team bus have tested positive for Covid in New Delhi. Chennai canceled its Monday training session.
The Indian council’s biggest nightmare has come true with Covid-19 entering a supposedly secure bio-bubble. The Indian Express understands that the three people were isolated after their results came back positive on Monday. Players who came into direct contact with them were asked to undergo one-day isolation.
News broke shortly after BCCI rescheduled Monday’s game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore when two KKR players – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – tested positive.
“The CSK team will today undergo another test on those who have tested positive. CSK wants to recheck the test reports. Until then, all players have been advised to remain isolated and further testing will be performed on each individual, ”Indian council sources said.
It’s unclear what the next course of action will be for the board if positive cases hit other teams.
CSK is currently parked at a hotel in Delhi, where separate entry and exit points have been reserved for IPL teams. They faced the Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
Earlier, BCCI informed that two KKR players – Chakravarthy and Warrier – have tested positive in the third round of tests in the past four days while other team members have tested negative for COVID -19.
“The two players isolated themselves from the rest of the team. The medical team is in constant contact with the duo and monitors their state of health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved on to a routine of daily testing to identify any other possible cases and treat them as soon as possible, ”said an IPL statement.
The medical team also determines the close and occasional contact of the two positive cases during the 48 hours before the collection of their samples which gave positive test results.