Indian Premier League match postponed after 2 players test positive for coronavirus

An Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed Monday after two players tested positive for the coronavirus amid a catastrophic surge of cases in the country.

Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, who both play for Kolkata, are self-isolating after becoming the first players to test positive for COVID-19 inside the IPL bubble since the 2021 season started on April 9.

The IPL has held matches without spectators every evening despite India’s already fragile and underfunded health system being pushed to the brink by the country’s latest major wave of the pandemic. There were a total of 368,147 new coronavirus cases on Monday, and 3,417 deaths.

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Source: Associated Press

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