‘We are all in our rooms’ – BCCI asks Delhi Capitals to go into quarantine
BCCI is yet to discover how Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier contracted Covid-19.
Updated - May 3, 2021 10:34 pm
There is a threat looming over the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a few players and support staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the other IPL authorities were dealt with a massive blow as two Kolkata Knight Riders cricketers, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid-19.
Though the other players of the team tested negative, they were asked to self-isolate. This was followed by two members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent including the likes of bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a bus cleaner returning positive for the deadly virus.
In another development, it is now learned that the BCCI has instructed all the players and support staff of Delhi Capitals (DC) to self-isolate themselves until further notice.
“We are all in our rooms,” a Delhi Capitals official revealed
It is understood that the advice is inspired by the fact that Delhi Capitals locked horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Since BCCI is yet to discover how Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier contracted Covid-19, they don’t want to take a chance and as a precautionary measure have told DC to quarantine themselves.
“As we had played our last game against KKR, we have been advised to go into quarantine and all of us are in isolation. We are all in our rooms,” a Delhi Capitals official said as quoted by Cricbuzz.
“The duration of the quarantine is not immediately known but there is now no guarantee that the Delhi team’s scheduled practice session at the Motera on Tuesday (May 4) will take place. We don’t have any information if that practice session will go ahead,” the official added.
Meanwhile, the BCCI postponed the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which was scheduled on Monday, May 3 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Though the Indian board is yet to announce the rescheduled date of the KKR vs RCB clash, they have decided to continue with the league from Tuesday as per the schedule.