Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer tests positive for Covid-19; 6 close contacts isolated

Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Team India pacer T Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Natarajan tested positive for the virus after a scheduled RT-PCR test. The pacer has isolated from the rest of the SRH squad and is currently asymptomatic, the Indian Premier League (IPL) announced in an official press release.

Six persons have been identified by the club’s medical team as close contacts of the player and have been placed in isolation. The six persons include player Vijay Shankar, team manager Vijay Kumar, physiotherapist Shyam Sundar J, doctor Anjana Vannan, logistics manager Tushar Khedkar and nets bowler Periyasamy Ganesan.

“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 said in a statement.

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