IPL 2021: List of all IPL players who tested COVID positive in IPL 2021– In a shocking development, SRH speedster T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The information was revealed few hours ahead of their opening match against Delhi Capitals. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar.
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 and there are six close contacts of the player who have been isolated. But the match between SRH and Delhi Capitals is on as the other players have tested negative.
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 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 14th season of the IPL resumed on Sunday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians squaring off. The edition earlier had to be postponed after a string of positive COVID-19 cases within the bio-bubble in India.
Natarajan is not the first player to test positive in IPL 2021, tens of players have tested positive and recovered from the virus.
IPL 2021: T Natarajan tests COVID-19 positive; List of all IPL players who tested COVID positive in IPL 2021
List of IPL players who had tested COVID-19 positive in the first phase of IPL 2021
Prasidh Krishna (KKR)- Kolkata Knight Riders and India pacer Prasidh Krishna had tested positive for COVID-19. He was the fourth player from the franchise after Varun Chakaravarthy, Sandeep Warrier and Tim Seifert to test positive for coronavirus.
Nitish Rana (KKR)– Over a week after testing positive for the virus and undergoing self-isolation, Rana returned a negative Covid-19 test and joined the KKR team training sessions after an extended 12-day quarantine.
Anrich Nortje (DC)- The South African pacer underwent seven days of mandatory quarantine when he tested positive for COVID-19. He had come with a COVID negative report.
Devdutt Padikkal (RCB)– The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener was in quarantine at his home in Bengaluru after testing positive for Covid-19 on March 22. He had since joined the RCB camp after testing negative for COVID-19.
Daniel Sams (RCB)– According to a statement released by RCB, Sams had returned a negative test upon his arrival in Chennai on April 3. A second test on April 7, however, returned a positive result. Sams had gone into isolation at a designated medical facility.
Axar Patel (DC) – The Delhi Capitals allrounder had also tested positive for Covid-19. Patel had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28 after arriving with a negative Covid-19 report but had returned a positive test.
Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier (KKR): Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had came out positive right before the KKR vs RCB match. In the aftermath of the outcome, BCCI had to postpone the fixture to a further date keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols.
Laxmipathy Balaji (CSK bowling coach): Chennai Super Kings were left on the edge after their bowling coach Balaji tested positive. As a result, the entire CSK team had denied playing their match against Rajasthan Royals.
Michael Hussey (CSK batting coach): After the IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely, CSK’s batting coach Michael Hussey tested positive for COVID-19. He was airlifted to Chennai. As per reports, he had tested negative in consecutive tests.
Wriddhiman Saha (SRH): Wriddhiman Saha too had tested positive just hours before the clash against Mumbai Indians. The entire SRH squad was put in isolation following the update.
Amit Mishra (DC): Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra became the second player in the franchise to test positive for Covid-19 before BCCI decided to suspend the IPL season.
Tim Seifert (KKR): Kolkata Knight Riders’ Tim Seifert failed two RT-PCR tests before taking the flight back to New Zealand. After the IPL 2021 was suspended, he became the victim of the virus. He was also KKR’s third player to contract the virus.
IPL 2021: List of all IPL players who tested COVID positive in IPL 2021
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(with ANI inputs)