Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan has tested positive for Covid-19 amid the second leg of IPL 2021 in Dubai. He has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. He is currently asymptomatic.
The likes of all-rounder Vijay Shankar, team manager Vijay Kumar, physiotherapist Shyam Sundar J, doctor Anjana Vannan, logistics manager Tushar Khedkar, and net bowler Periyasamy Ganesan have been named as close contacts and placed in isolation.
NEWS – Sunrisers Hyderabad player tests positive; six close contacts isolated.
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According to reports, the rest of the contingent including the staff’s underwent RT-PCR tests at 5 AM 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.
Not to forget, earlier in May the first half of IPL 2021 was suspended when four cricketers tested positive for coronavirus inside IPL’s bio-bubble tested positive for Covid-19. The tournament was later shifted to UAE keeping the Covid-19 situation in mind in India, after a gap of nearly four months.