Ahead of the clash vs Delhi Capitals in Match 33 of the Indian Premier league (IPL) 2021, SunRisers Hyderabad spedster T Natarajan tested positive fo COVID-19. However, the 30-year-old has isolated himself from rest of the squad and according to reports he is asymptomatic.
Six close contacts of Natarajan — his team-mate Vijay Shankar, net bowler Periyasamy Ganesan, Team Manager Vijay Kumar, Physiotherapist Shyam Sundar J, Doctor Anjana Vannan and Logistics Manager Tushar Khedka have been put under isolation.
“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,” said a release by the IPL on Wednesday.
Natarajan missed the first half due to knee injury and then he underwent subssequent surgery due to which he was out of action for a while.
The tournament resumed after a break of almost four months in the UAE with strict bio-bubble measures on September 19.