Advertisement
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

COVID-19 Scare In IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The IPL, however, said that 'tonight's game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will go ahead at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.'

COVID-19 Scare In IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Thangarasu Natarajan, right, with the former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Waner. | Courtesy: Twitter
COVID-19 Scare In IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan Tests Positive For Coronavirus
outlookindia.com
2021-09-22T18:47:58+05:30

In a major setback to Indian Premier League (IPL),  Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Thangarasu Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The IPL, however, said that 'tonight's game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will go ahead at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.'

Points Table | Schedule & Results | News 

The IPL resumed in the UAE on Sunday after it had to be halted in May due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble when the event was being staged in India.

According to a statement issued by the IPL, "Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 at a scheduled RT-PCR test. The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. He is currently asymptomatic."

Left-arm pacer Natarajan, 30, who is coming back from a knee surgery, has been isolated along with six close contacts which also include out of favour India all-rounder Vijay Shankar.

"The medical team has identified the below mentioned six close contacts of the player, who have also been placed in isolation:

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

"The rest of the contingent including the close contacts underwent RT-PCR tests at 5AM 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," the statement added.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Kashmir Civilian Killings: Panicky Migrant Workers Start Leaving Valley

Kashmir Civilian Killings: Panicky Migrant Workers Start Leaving Valley

Some workers shifted to safer localities after militants kill two more labourers from Bihar.

‘Rail Roko’ Hits Railway Operations in Punjab And Haryana

‘Rail Roko’ Hits Railway Operations in Punjab And Haryana

Protest called by SKM demanding removal of Union MoS (home) Ajay Mishra goes on peacefully, commuters affected.

No CSK Without Dhoni, No Dhoni Without CSK: N. Srinivasan

No CSK Without Dhoni, No Dhoni Without CSK: N. Srinivasan

MS Dhoni, last week, led Chennai Super Kings to its fourth Indian Premier League title in Dubai beating Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.

Former US Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Due To Covid-19 Complications

Former US Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Due To Covid-19 Complications

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace, succumbed to Covid-19 complications at the age of 84, his family said.

Advertisement