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Two players from KKR were tested positive for COVID-19

Two players from KKR were tested positive for COVID-19

No Board of Control for Cricket in India authority has publicly answered the question on the fate of the 2021 Indian Premier League but according to an internal mail circulated among the franchise on Monday (May 3) morning, the BCCI is 'monitoring the situation'. It has only informed the anxious franchises that they will be updated in due course.

"In the light of recent developments that have happened over last 24 hours, please find below a media release that is being issued. We will keep monitoring the situation and provide further details and updates," IPL CEO Hemang Amin wrote to the franchises with an attachment of the press statement on the Kolkata Knight Riders players testing positive.

Since that mail, there have been more developments, with a couple of members of the Chennai Super Kings team returning positive. The CSK officials have told Cricbuzz that the BCCI will make an announcement on the status of their team members but the development has cast a shadow on Tuesday's game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Delhi.

With L Balaji, who is confirmed to have returned positive in the test, questions are being raised about Tuesday's game as Mumbai Indians players were seen mingling with the Chennai Super Kings members after their recent game in Delhi. Cricbuzz understands that letters are understood to have been written to the BCCI over this.

Meanwhile, in Ahmedabad, Monday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore got postponed because of positive cases in the KKR camp. While the KKR players have gone into isolation, three other teams in the city are scheduled to practice on Tuesday.

In Ahmedabad, Punjab Kings and RCB are slated to practise at the Gujarat College ground and Delhi Capitals will train at the Motera on Tuesday. A meeting is believed to have been scheduled on Monday evening and the date of the postponed match is expected to be decided in a few hours.

Meanwhile, a Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) official denied reports that seven of its ground staff have tested positive. "Till yesterday (Sunday) there was not a single positive case among the ground staff and we are waiting for the results of the tests. We test the staff every second day. The BCCI may be knowing about it but I have no such information," SP Singh, GM of DDCA told Cricbuzz.