The Indian Premier League (IPL) may have plunged into a crisis. Cricbuzz understands that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to reschedule Monday’s (May 3) game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It would have been the 30th game of the IPL 2021.
There is no announcement of the reason for the sudden postponement but it is learnt that COVID-related concerns in the KKR camp.
Cricbuzz understands that the players who may have contracted the infection are Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier and that they may have got infected when they had gone out for scans for injuries. The BCCI is expected to make an announcement on this soon.
Cricbuzz learns that some sort of communication has gone from the BCCI office to Ahmedabad, the venue of the Monday’s game, and the local organisers, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) have been told that the game will be rescheduled. The new date for the match will be announced on Monday afternoon, the GCA members have been told.
The Virat Kohli-led Royals Challengers Bangalore are sitting on the third place with 10 points from seven games while Kolkata Knight Riders are on the seventh position with two wins from as many games.