Monday's IPL game to be rescheduled after two COVID-19 positive cases

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    Published: 2021-05-03 14:12:03 BdST

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Monday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad is set to be postponed after two KKR players tested positive for COVID-19, ESPNcricinfo reported.

The cricket website said the players tested positive after one of them had left the tournament's bio-secure bubble for a shoulder scan.

Officials of the organising Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the Kolkata franchise were not immediately available to confirm when Reuters contacted them.

A senior BCCI official told Reuters last week that the league would continue as planned, saying the Twenty20 tournament helped lift the COVID-19 gloom in the country.

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