IPL 2021: CSK-RR Clash Rescheduled After Balaji Tests COVID Positive

New Delhi: The IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) has been rescheduled after CSK’s bowling coach L Balaji tested positive for COVID-19.

As per the Board’s Standard Operating Procedure, anyone who has come in contact with an infected person has to undergo six days of hard quarantine and return three negative RT-PCR reports during the course of it.

“Tomorrow”s match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium between CSK and RR will be rescheduled as per SOP rules. As Balaji was in contact with the players, all of them have gone into hard quarantine. They are supposed to be tested everyday,” a senior BCCI official said.

This is the second IPL match to be rescheduled after Monday’s Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game was postponed owing to a couple of KKR players — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — testing positive.