COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm seamer T Natarajan has tested positive for Covid-19 at a scheduled RT-PCR test

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

in Dubai, and has isolated himself from the rest of the squad.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

Six other members of the franchise, who were identified as his close contacts, are also in isolation.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

The update, however, will not affect Sunrisers’ IPL 2021 match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday evening in Dubai, the IPL said in a statement.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

SRH are scheduled to play the tournament’s 34th match against Delhi Capitals today in Dubai from 7:30 PM onwards.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

In a media statement issued less than five hours before the start of the match, the IPL said that Natarajan is asymptomatic at the moment.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

Two of the six others who have been forced to go into isolation are players: allrounder Vijay Shankar and net bowler Periyasamy Ganesan.

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

The IPL had to be brought to an abrupt halt earlier in May because of a spate of Covid cases in the tournament India in the backdrop of deadly second wave of virus

COVID TROUBLES IPL AGAIN

The BCCI managed to move the tournament to the UAE but three matches into resumption, and in an altogether different and stricter environment, the virus has still managed to breach the bio-secure bubbles.