IPL 2021 match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals is to be rescheduled.© BCCI/IPL
The whole of Chennai Super Kings squad is in isolation and as a consequence the IPL 2021 match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday will be reschduled. This is the second game at IPL 2021 to be rescheduled after Monday’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was also postponed with two KKR players testing positive for COVID-19. KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the virus, the IPL said, and both cricketers have been isolated from the rest of the squad.
Chennai Super Kings last played Mumbai Indians on May 1. Rajasthan Royals’ last outing in the tournament was on May 2 against SunRisers Hyderabad.
The IPL bio-bubble was breached by the virus, which has ravaged cities all across India with the country’s healthcare system overwhelmed with patients and running short on essential supplies of medical oxygen and medicines.
KKR are based in Ahmedabad while CSK and Rajasthan Royals are in Delhi – the two venues hosting the second leg of matches at the IPL.
In Delhi, five groundstaff of the Delhi and District Cricket Association had tested positive for COVID-19. However, DDCA president Rohan Jaitley said the staff members were not on duty.
Earlier, Mumbai and Chennai had hosted the first leg and sources say that the BCCI is likely to move the remainder of the league back to Mumbai by May 7.
The tournament is currently scheduled to be played in Delhi and Ahmedabad until May 8, following which Bengaluru and Kolkata will host the rest of the league games.
The playoffs and the final is scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad. The final will be played on May 30.
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