Days after Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the Coronavirus, another KKR player Prasidh Krishna has returned a positive result for the COVID-19. Earlier today, his teammate Tim Seifert also tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The development was confirmed by ANI.
“He (Prasidh Krishna) is down with COVID-19. The results have come in and he tested positive,” the source said.
KKR and India pacer Prasidh Krishna tests COVID-19 positive
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 8, 2021
Krishna was in fine form for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the now postponed IPL and picked up eight wickets in six matches at an average of 30.38. He was one of the few positives for the franchise in a rather miserable tournament.
Prasidh Krishna was also named as one of the reserves for India’s tour to England where they will first lock horns with New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship before taking on England in the five-match Test series. Bengal batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran, Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan and Gujarat left-arm pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla were the other standby’s.
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Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla pic.twitter.com/17J050QVT3
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 7, 2021
The speed at which the IPL bound players are testing positive for COVID-19 will be concerning for BCCI. In addition to the above-mentioned players, Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra, CSK batting coach Michael Hussey, their bowling coach L Balaji, SRH wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha also tested positive for the virus.
Earlier today, the BCCI revealed that the Indian players will undergo eight day quarantine in India from May 25 before going into another 10 day quarantine after reaching England on June 2nd.
“You can expect the boys to come into the bubble on May 25, as it will be an 8-day quarantine period which will not involve just testing against COVID-19, but also there will not be any movement as the boys prepare for the UK schedule. Once in the UK on June 2, the boys will go for another 10-day quarantine. But this time the cricketers can train, as they’ll be moving in a charter plane from a bubble in India to a bubble in England. A bubble-to-bubble move lets them train even though there will be continuous testing at all times and no further movement,” the official explained.
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