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04-May-2021 07:34:00 GMT
Indian Premier League 2021

Rajasthan and Chennai Match on May 5 postponed

New Delhi: The fallout of COVID-19 continues with BCCI reportedly planning to reschedule another IPL 2021 match to save the ongoing season from being scrapped midway.

Wednesday’s clash between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings may become the second such clash in as many days to be postponed after a couple of cricketers and several non-playing members who are part of the season were reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

As per reports, the entire CSK squad has been put in hard quarantine thus eliminating the possibility of a contest. The step was taken after CSK bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji was tested positive and was in contact with the players.

Both Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier are recovering now while two non-playing members of Chennai Super Kings camp and five DDCA groundsmen are also infected leaving the entire season in jeopardy.

BCCI is also planning to limit the remainder of the season to just one venue with Mumbai being floated as the primary option.

However, it is expected that tonight’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and defending champions Mumbai Indians will go ahead as planned unless there’s a late development.

The BCCI is already facing the heat for going ahead with the event despite India battling the coronavirus pandemic as the second wave continues to wreak havoc.

For over 10 days now, the country has been reporting more than three lakh daily fresh cases with experts warning the peak is yet to come.

So far, 30 IPL matches have been completed with 30 more remaining including playoffs and the final which is scheduled for May 30.

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