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Covid Strikes IPL Again: SRH Member T. Natarajan Tests Positive

by Pavitra Shome
Covid Strikes IPL Again: SRH Member T. Natarajan Tests Positive

Sunrisers Hyderabad seam bowler T. Natarajan tests positive for covid-19 just hours before today’s match against Delhi Capitals which is scheduled to take place at 7:30 pm IST. He has currently isolated himself. Six other members of the squad who have been in close contact with the player have also been isolated.

https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1440613081462177798

“Sunrisers Hyderabad player T. 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.” as stated in an IPL Media Advisory

Natarajan has 20 wickets from 24 matches that he has played in IPL.

As the rest of the team members are tested negative in a scheduled RT-PCR test in the morning, tonight’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and  Delhi Capitals, which is set to take place at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

This is the first covid scare since the suspension of the season in May 2021 as multiple covid-19 cases poured into the bio bubble when the games were hosted in India. Three matches have been held since the matches resumed on 19th September.

In July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup had each been postponed by one year due to the pandemic.Therefore, the 2020 tournament was moved to November 2021, and the 2021 tournament was moved to October 2022.The 2023 Cricket World Cup was also rescheduled to take place eight months later than planned, with the tournament moved to October and November 2023. Australia and India retained the rights to host the tournaments, with the ICC announcing on 8 August that India will host the 2021 tournament, and Australia will host the 2022 tournament.

Also on 8 August, the ICC confirmed that the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup and the tournament’s qualifier had each been postponed by one year due to the pandemic

Hyderabad seam bowler

https://rtdjournal.com/india-lost-to-new-zealand-in-the-world-test-championship/

https://www.business-standard.com/article/sports/ipl-2021-natarajan-tests-positive-for-covid-srh-dc-game-on-says-bcci-121092200764_1.html

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