Pro Kabaddi League games postponed after players from two teams test Covid positive.© Twitter
COVID-19 broke the Pro Kabaddi League bio bubble here with an unspecified number of players in two teams testing positive for the virus, forcing some of the matches to be rescheduled. The PKL organizers said in a statement Monday evening that the affected players are isolated. Changes have been made to the matches scheduled between January 25 and 30. “Following the successful completion of the first half of the competition phase…two of the 12 PKL teams have found it difficult to meet the required number of 12 players for their respective matches as some players in these teams test positive for Covid-19” , organizer Mashal Sports said in a statement.
“In order to ensure continuity of the matches in the current environment, Mashal Sports along with all PKL teams have proactively rescheduled some of the matches and will continue to assess the situation,” the statement added.
The organizers did not name the two teams involved, nor did they disclose the number of positive cases.
The PKL season is currently being played here in a strict bio-bubble.
“The health of the players remains a top priority for Mashal Sports. The affected players have been isolated in a timely manner as part of the safety protocols.” “The affected players have been isolated in a timely manner as part of the safety protocols. To ensure continuity of matches in the current environment, Mashal Sports along with all PKL teams have proactively rescheduled some matches and will continue to assess the situation.” the organizers said.
Match Schedule (Jan 25-30): January 25: Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans January 26: U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls January 27: UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan January 28: Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas January 29: Dabang Delhi vs Gujarat Giants; Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors January 30: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Patna Pirates; Bengaluru Bulls vs Tamil Thalaivas. PTI NRB PDS PDS PDS
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