As the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) player T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19.
The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad and is currently asymptomatic. “The rest of the contingent, including close contacts, underwent RT-PCR testing at 5 a.m. local time and the test reports are negative. As a result, tonight’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will take place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, ”the IPL statement said.
T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.
We wish you a speedy and complete recovery, Nattu. https://t.co/vZDP6gvLLT pic.twitter.com/6x7OSunc7m
– SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 22, 2021
What about the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals?
With the majority of the team having tested negative, the match between the two teams will go as planned at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
The player’s six close contacts were also placed in isolation:
1. Vijay Shankar – Player
2. Vijay Kumar – Team leader
3. Shyam Sundar J – Physiotherapist
4. Anjana Vannan – Doctor
5. Tushar Khedkar – Logistics manager
6. Periyasamy Ganesan – Net Bowler
As for the 14th season of the IPL, it resumed Sunday with the victory of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against the Mumbai Indians (MI). The edition had already been suspended after a series of positive cases of COVID-19 in the bio-bubble in India.