Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore revealed each the precautionary measures that the franchise took aft 2 players from their squad tested affirmative for Covid-19 connected Monday. KKR suffered a large stroke connected May 3 erstwhile they got the quality of spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seamer Sandeep Warrier's affirmative trial results.
All the players and franchise officials instantly went into isolation portion their lucifer against Royal Challengers Bangalore successful Ahmedabad got rescheduled. 2 much players contracted the microorganism connected Tuesday earlier the Board of Control for Cricket successful India (BCCI) yet decided to suspend IPL 2021 owed to the rising fig of Covid cases successful the tournament.
Venky Mysore, who is presently quarantining successful his edifice country successful Ahmedabad wherever KKR were stationed, spoke to India Today's Boria Majumdar and explained successful item astir each the measures that they took instantly aft the Covid trial results.
"48 hours agone erstwhile we archetypal recovered retired astir Varun and Sandeep, unluckily we were the archetypal ones successful each of IPL 2021 to person affirmative cases successful the camp. When we recovered out, adjacent earlier the IPL could accidental thing I said 'we are each going into quarantine'. 4-5 of america were successful a gathering successful a country erstwhile we got the quality astir Varun. I instantly said 'we are leaving this gathering and heading to our respective rooms'.
"We instructed everybody to caput to their rooms and started quarantining. We voluntarily took that determination to bash 6 days of hard quarantine which means cipher leaves their country and cipher comes successful from housekeeping.
"Our squad manager swung into enactment and started a knock-and-drop country work wherever disposable bags and containers were utilized to present food. So radical travel connected the door, sound and permission the nutrient outside. And lone aft they permission you unfastened the doorway and prime up your container to devour your food," Mysore said connected Sports Today.
"We isolated everybody, and we person been investigating daily. Before everybody goes to bed, the testers travel to the country with the bubble integrity manager who checks the temperatures, takes the swab tests and past they spell away. By the clip everybody wakes up successful the greeting we person the trial results.
"From a communication's standpoint, we organised a Zoom telephone connected Monday with everybody due to the fact that we conscionable wanted to talk. And pass our precautionary measures and wherefore we are doing each this. SRK (Shah Rukh Khan) besides joined that telephone and helium gave reassurances to everybody saying 'your wellness and information is our fig 1 priority... cricket is good but it tin instrumentality a backmost spot close now. There are good-thinking radical trying to fig retired what's the roadmap for this situation'. These are immoderate of the things that we person done," Mysore added.
5 players - Andrew Tye (RR), Liam Livingstone (RR), Kane Richardson (RCB), Adam Zampa (RCB) and Ravichandran Ashwin (DC) - had near the tourney past week amid the rising Covid cases successful India. 4 players - Varun Chakravarthy (KKR), Sandeep Warrier (KKR), Wriddhiman Saha (SRH) and Amit Mishra (DC) - tested affirmative for Covid wrong the past 24 hours on with CSK bowling manager L Balaji and a autobus cleaner which yet led to the indefinite postponement of the IPL 2021.