Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and MD, Venky Mysore has said that Sandeep Warrier was showing no symptoms of COVID-19 and Varun Chakravarthy has fever but they are in good spirits and doing fine.
“Difficult times, but I’m happy to report that both Varun and Sandeep are doing well,” Mysore told IPL broadcaster Star Sports on Monday. “We have taken all the precautions that are necessary and have been advised by the medical teams of IPL and KKR and also getting appropriate advice from outside on what the right thing to do is. Sandeep, in particular, is doing fine. No temperature, no other symptoms, and he is feeling good. Varun is still a little under the weather, but better than yesterday and both of them are in good spirits.”
Mysore said that the two cricketers tested positive on Sunday, but the BCCI declared it on Monday morning, hours before their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan made a video call to understand the mood in the camp.
“I think everyone has been very proactive. We found out approximately 24 hours ago about Varun testing positive, so the immediate steps we took was to isolate him, and then later on in the night when we got test results which also involved Sandeep, we put them on a different floor with a different air-conditioning ducts system to make sure others are appropriately protected,” Mysore said.
The CEO, however, did not shed light on how Chakravarthy and Warrier contracted the virus.
KKR will play their next match against Delhi Capitals on May 8 at Ahmedabad. Mysore is hoping the team would be able to practise on May 6 if all goes well.