Again there is a COVID-19 scare during revived Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021). A player from Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise has been tested positive on Wednesday (September 22).
Sunrisers Hyderabad player T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 at a scheduled RT-PCR test. The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. He is currently asymptomatic.
The medical team has identified six close contacts of the player, who have also been placed in isolation. They are Vijay Shankar – Player, Vijay Kumar – Team Manager, Shyam Sundar J – Physiotherapist, Anjana Vannan – Doctor, Tushar Khedkar – Logistics Manager, Periyasamy Ganesan – Net Bowler.
The rest of the contingent including the close contacts underwent RT-PCR tests at 5AM local time this morning and the test reports are negative. As a result, tonight’s game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will go ahead at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, said BCCI.