CSK vs RR IPL 2021 match is on its verge of getting postpone after nonplayers of the CSK team have been tested positive for COVID19.
IPL 2021 CSK vs RR match Postponed
The news comes after three members of Chennai Super Kings staff have been tested positive for Covid-19. A Chennai official has said that the franchise is planning to go under quarantine and hence has decided to not play their next match against Rajasthan Royals.
“Tomorrow’s match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium between CSK and RR will be rescheduled as per SOP rules. As Balaji was in contact with the players, all of them have gone into hard quarantine. They are supposed to be tested every day,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“The coach is asymptomatic. However, as per the BCCI’s Covid protocols, everybody who has come in contact with him will have to undergo a six-day quarantine. We can’t play our next game (against Rajasthan Royals). The BCCI knows about the testing protocols and how many tests need to become negative before an all-clear is given. We have communicated it to the BCCI. They will have to reschedule the game between CSK and Rajasthan Royals,” a CSK official told.
When CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was contacted, he said that CSK had informed BCCI about Balaji’s RT-PCR result.
“From our end, we had informed that Mr. Balaji has tested positive and as per SOP our players have been isolated,” Viswanathan said.
Along with the match against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings’ forthcoming game against Sunrisers Hyderabad is also under uncertainty due to the six-day quarantine period.
MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings are scheduled to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 7 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
This will be the second match of the IPl 2021 season to get postponed after the COVID strike the IPL. Earlier the KKR vs RCB match postponed owing to a couple of players affected by the COVID virus in the KKR team.