Nitish Rana, a batsman for the Kolkata Knight Riders, has allegedly tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently quarantined, isolated from the rest of the KKR camp. Rana is said to have returned from a holiday in Goa two days ago, and is accused of having returned a positive test result.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been jolted by a COVID case, with news that Kolkata’s Nitish Rana has tested positive for COVID-19, just days before the start of a new season. Rana, who represented Delhi in both the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, is said to have returned from a holiday in Goa with a good test result two days ago. The claims are unconfirmed, and there has been no official word on the issue, but the newspaper ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ reports that Rana is reportedly isolated from the rest of the KKR camp and being supervised by doctors in a Mumbai hotel.
Rana is a core member of the KKR camp and is expected to play in the top three positions for the team this season. In each of his last four IPL seasons, the southpaw has scored over 300 runs, and despite misfiring in IPL 2020, he still managed to score 352 runs at a respectable strike rate of 138.58.
About the fact that COVID-19 cases in India are on the rise, no other camp has confirmed players testing positive.