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 and there are six close contacts of the player who have been isolated. But the match between SRH and Delhi Capitals is on as the other players have tested negative.
As per the BCCI release, the medical team has identified the below mentioned six close contacts of the player, who have also been placed in isolation:
- 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," the IPL release said.
T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19, and is presently in isolation.
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The 14th season of the IPL resumed on Sunday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians squaring off. The edition earlier had to be postponed after a string of positive COVID-19 cases within the bio-bubble in India.