IPL 2021 | After KKR, three members of CSK contingent test COVID-19 positive

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IPL 2021 | After KKR, three members of CSK contingent test COVID-19 positive

Chennai; (www.kasaragodtimes.com 03.05.2021) shortly after two players of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tested positive for COVID-19, three members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent were also found infected, reports said on May 3.

The three members who have been found infected are CSK's chief executive officer Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner

None of the players were detected with the infections so far. They were reportedly found negative in the last coronavirus tests conducted on May 2.The Chennai team cancelled their practice session scheduled on May 3 after three members of the contingent were detected with the infection.

All players have underwent a fresh COVID-19 test and their reports were expected to be out by 4 pm, reports claimed. The CSK is expected to issue a statement after the test reports would be released.Viswanathan, Balaji and the third person of the contingent who tested positive would also undergo a fresh test to rule out the possibility of a false positive report. If they are confirmed as positive again, the three members would be required to remain in isolation for at least 10 days outside the team bubble.They would rejoin the contingent only after testing negative twice, following the completion of the isolation period.

Earlier on May 3, two KKR players - Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier - were also confirmed as positive for COVID-19. Following their positive reports, the team's match scheduled today against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was cancelled.