BCCI suspends IPL after many players test positive Covid-19
SunRisers Hyderabad player Wriddhiman Saha was found infected with the virus today
The Indian Premier League has been suspended due to the Covid-19 situation and many players testing positive, BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
SunRisers Hyderabad player Wriddhiman Saha was found infected with the virus on Tuesday. This comes after Wednesday's IPL game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was postponed after CSK bowling coach L Balaji tested positive.
On Monday, the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was also postponed after KKR bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy tested positive for the infection.
The BCCI issued a release on the twin cases in KKR and said: "Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for Covid-19."
"Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The medical team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health. Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now moved towards a daily testing routine to identify any other possible case and treat them at the earliest," it added.
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