In the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, the first case of Covid-19 has been reported. In the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, the first case of Covid-19 has been reported. KEY POINTS TO NOTE T Natarajan of the SSRH has tested positive for Covid-19. In an official statement, the BCCI verified the news. Six players were isolated after coming into close contact with the pacemaker.
T Natarajan, the pacer for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), has tested positive for Covid-19, which is a huge development. This is the first coronavirus case in the second leg of the IPL 2021, which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates.
In a statement, India’s Board of Control for Cricket verified the news.
T Natarajan’s BCCI statement
T Natarajan of the Sunrisers Hyderabad was found to be positive for COVID-19 after a routine RT-PCR test. The player has been estranged from the rest of the team. Currently, he is symptom-free.
The medical team has identified six of the player’s close friends, all of whom have been placed in isolation as well:
1. Vijay Shankar – Player
2. Vijay Kumar – Team Manager
3. Shyam Sundar J – Physiotherapist
4. Anjana Vannan – Doctor
5. Tushar Khedkar – Logistics Manager
6. Periyasamy Ganesan – Net Bowler
Not to mention, the first half of the IPL 2021 season was halted after numerous players within the bio-bubble tested positive for Covid-19. Because of the Covid-19 crisis in India, the competition was later moved to the United Arab Emirates.