The Delhi Capitals reported on Saturday that all-rounder Axar Patel had tested positive for coronavirus.
With less than a week before the start of the IPL 2021, the runners-up from the previous season have stepped forward. The Delhi Capitals were dealt a major blow on Saturday when all-rounder Axar Patel tested positive for coronavirus. The Delhi-based franchise said in a press release that the player checked into the team hotel on March 28 with a negative report, but his second Covid test came back positive. “Axar Patel, an all-rounder for the Delhi Capitals, has tested positive for COVID-19. On March 28, 2021, he checked into the team hotel in Mumbai with a negative report. His second COVID test resulted in a positive result “In a statement, the Delhi Capitals said.
“He is currently being treated in isolation at a medical facility. The medical staff of the Delhi Capitals is in regular contact with Axar, maintaining his safety and well-being. We wish him the best of luck in his rehabilitation “It was also added.
On April 10, the Delhi Capitals will face the three-time champion Chennai Super Kings in their season opener in Mumbai.
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), any player who tests positive for Covid-19 must isolate himself for 10 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of the sample that resulted in a positive RT-PCR study, whichever comes first.
“During the 10-day isolation period, the individual must rest and refrain from exercising. The case should be monitored by the team doctor on a regular basis. If the individual’s symptoms escalate during isolation, he or she must be admitted to the hospital right away “The BCCI SOP notes this.
“On Days 9 and 10 of the 10-day isolation, the person will have an RT-PCR test.” The person will be allowed to re-enter the bio-secure environment if all test results from Days 9 and 10 are negative and he has not had any symptoms for more than 24 hours.
“Before returning to any team activities, players must undergo a cardiac screening.”
The IPL 2021 will kick off on April 9 in Chennai, with the reigning champions Mumbai Indians taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).