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IPL match rescheduled after two Kolkata players test positive for Covid-19

India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day

IPL match rescheduled after two Kolkata players test positive for Covid-19 PHOTO COURTESY: KKR

Today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been rescheduled, after two players tested positive for Covid-19.

According to ESPNcricinfo, both players who tested positive, spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seamer Sandeep Warrier, are from Kolkata’s squad. Meanwhile, the rest of the KKR squad have tested negative but are currently in isolation.

Chakravarthy had recently left the IPL bio-bubble for a shoulder scan, which could have led to him being exposed to the virus.

The event is being played behind closed doors and is due to end in late May.

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India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day to take its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a peak in infections in the coming days.

With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India's total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities rose by 3,417 to 218,959, according to health ministry data.

Medical experts say real numbers across the country of 1.35 billion may be five to 10 times higher than the official tally.

It must be noted that the ICC T20 World Cup is also set to take place in India, later this year.