SRH vs MI IPL : The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season has been hit by major Covid-19 crisis after two of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ players tested positive for the deadly virus on Monday. The game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore had to be rescheduled due to the same as the entire KKR franchise has been asked to serve a mandatory 6-day hard quarantine period. However, the BCCI has confirmed that the today IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will go on as per schedule at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
There were massive clouds over today’s IPL match after three of the non-playing members from Chennai Super Kings tested positive for Covid-19 including their bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and Mumbai Indians played their last match against CSK on May 1. It is also understood that the entire Mumbai team is doing two tests per day and so far all of them have come negative and thus, today IPL match SRH vs MI will go on as per schedule.
“In the event of any other positive cases, there could be a rethink, at this stage the game is on,” sources said, something the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) administrative manager Neeraj Sharma confirmed. “Why should there be any doubt? We have had no information to the contrary,” said the DDCA official.
“The is very much on. We have not received any update on the postponement of the match,” stated a SRH official as per sources.
In another major breaking news, the Wednesday’s IPL Match No.32 where the Rajasthan Royals were supposed to face the Chennai Super Kings is very much likely to be rescheduled after MS Dhoni and Co. have refused to get on the field after several members of their staff have contracted the virus. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan who had himself tested positive for Covid-19 earlier yesterday but then the report came to be false positive, has mentioned that while following the necessary protocols, the entire CSK unit has gone under isolation after more than one positive case being reported.
“As per the rules, if there is a positive case in the team, the players have to quarantine for six days. So we have gone into isolation. We’re waiting for the BCCI advisory,” team CEO Kasi Viswanathan told Cricbuzz on Tuesday morning and also clarified that contrary to reports his RT-PCR test has come negative.
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