IPL match has been rescheduled:
For the 12th day in a row, India reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
Today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been rescheduled after two players tested positive for Covid-19.
Both players who tested positive, spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seamer Sandeep Warrier, are members of Kolkata’s squad, according to ESPNcricinfo. Meanwhile, the rest of the KKR team has tested negative but is being held in isolation.
Chakravarthy had just left the IPL bio-bubble for a shoulder scan, which could have exposed him to the virus.
The event is being held behind closed doors and will conclude in late May.
For the 12th consecutive day, India reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total caseload to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a spike in infections in the coming days.
According to health ministry data, India’s total infections increased by 368,147 in the last 24 hours to 19.93 million, while total fatalities increased by 3,417 to 218,959.
According to medical experts, the true number of 1.35 billion people in the country could be five to ten times higher than the official figure.
It should be noted that the ICC T20 World Cup will also be held in India later this year.