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IPL 2021 Match 30 postponed after 2 Kolkata players test Covid-positive

Organisers are in this season holding IPL matches in bio-bubbles across six cities — Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 3 May has been rescheduled after 2 players in Eoin Morgan’s team tested positive for Covid-19.

Match 30 of IPL 2021 between KKR and RCB was scheduled to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad this evening but the match will now be played at a later date which is yet to be confirmed by the organisers.

RCB were supposed to wear a specially-made blue jersey for this match to honour the frontline workers fighting day and night against the Covid-19 pandemic in India. But they will have to delay their plans it seems after this latest development.

The entire Kolkata squad, along with the support staff, has gone into isolation in their team hotel. Notably, KKR had suffered a Covid scare even before the tournament began when opener Nitish Rana had contracted the virus.

IPL 2021 is being played in bio-bubbles across six cities, namely Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. As per reports, the KKR players who tested positive did not breach the bubble but had to go to the hospital to get some checks done which is probably when they picked up the virus.

Five players have already left the tournament mid-way into the 14th season as India continues to fight the dangerous second wave of Covid. The country is dealing with an acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds and even vaccines amid the rapid rise in corona cases.

Andrew Tye (Rajasthan Royals), Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals), Ravichandran Ashwin (Delhi Capitals), Adam Zampa (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Kane Richardson (Royal Challengers Bangalore) are the cricketers who have pulled out of IPL 2021 so far.

India reported 392,488 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, pushing the total cases to 19.56 million. Deaths jumped by a record 3,689, taking the overall toll to 215,542.

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