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Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed an official IPL statement. The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad.
As per the IPL release, the medical team has identified Vijay Shankar, Vijay Kumar (Team Manager), Shyam Sundar J (Physiotherapist), Anjana Vannan (Doctor), Tushar Khedkar (Logistics Manager) and Periyasamy Ganesan (Net Bowler) as the close contacts.
The entire squad including the close contacts, underwent RT-PCR tests on Wednesday and the test reports have come out negative, the statement said.
So, the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will go ahead at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
"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 IPL release said.
The second phase of the IPL had to be shifted to UAE after the first part was canceled following the surge of Covid-19 cases in India. There were several bubble breach cases in the league's first phase especially in Delhi Capitals' squad.