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Covid 19: Sunrisers Hyderabad player tests positive.

The Covid crisis might come back to haunt the Indian Premier League 2021 as news has emerged that Sunrisers Hyderabad’s T. Natarajan tested positive in a scheduled RT-PCR Test.

According to a BCCI release, the fast bowler, who is asymptomatic, and six close contacts identified by the medical team including Vijay Shankar, Vijay Kumar (Team Manager), Shyam Sundar J (Physiotherapist), Anjana Vannan (Doctor), Tushar Khedkar (Logistics Manager) and Periyasamy Ganesan (Net Bowler) have been placed in isolation.

The rest of the SRH squad returned negative results on the RT-PCR Tests conducted at 5 am today and can proceed to take part in tonight’s clash against Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium, which will go ahead as scheduled.

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 that had wreaked havoc in the country in the country.

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.


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