Friday, May 14, 2021
News

COVID-19: ECB lets English players decide on participation in IPL 14

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

By Vishesh Roy

New Delhi | May 4, 2021 11:44:13 AM IST
With two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players and two Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent members testing positive for Covid-19, questions over the fate of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is increasing by the minute.

In such a scenario questions do rise on the participation of the foreign players. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has left the decision to its players whether they want to take part in the tournament or return home.

An ECB spokesperson confirmed that the board is in regular touch with its player but the call to participate in the tournament lies only with the players.

"We continue to monitor and communicate with our players and staff currently in India. In terms of continued participation, it will be a decision that will be taken by each individual. We acknowledge these are challenging times and our thoughts are with the people of India," an ECB spokesperson told ANI.

Two KKR players -- Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier -- tested positive for Covid-19, and as a result, the entire Delhi Capitals contingent also went into self-isolation in their rooms.

Delhi Capitals and KKR had locked horns against each other last Thursday -- April 29 -- and both these sides are slated to square off once again on May 8.

"We have been self-isolating in our rooms since this afternoon," sources within the DC camp told ANI on Monday evening.

The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated to be played on Monday evening was rescheduled for a later date and the game between CSK and Rajasthan Royals is also set to be postponed as the CSK unit is in isolation. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
Opener Shafali signs contract for Women'...
Paine backs Smith as Aussie Test captain...
Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to...
Training in bio-bubble has brought team ...
As part of routine check up, 2 tests wer...
Tokyo Olympics: Dessert off-limits for I...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Andhra govt issues global tender for pro...
Three inmates dead after shooting inside...
Assam coordinator moves SC seeking re-ve...
Panel formed to probe into oxygen supply...
Karnataka getting 765 MT of Oxygen as ag...
Owaisi slams Centre, says COVID Vaccine ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
1,504 UK police officers investigat... 
Philippines bans travellers from Om... 
Sonia, Rahul condole demise of Time... 
Asim Riaz drops debut rap song 'Bac... 
Palestinian death toll from Israeli... 
Divyanka Tripathi on being away fro... 
6.0-magnitude quake jolts Japan's F... 
'Friends: The Reunion' to premiere ...