Sunrisers become the third franchise to register positive cases
Wriddhiman Saha has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning the Sunrisers Hyderabad have become the third franchise to register positive cases at IPL 2021. The team was due to play the Mumbai Indians in Delhi later today but the IPL has been suspended following an increase in Covid-19 cases across at least three franchises over the last few days.
Two players from the Kolkata Knight Riders – spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier – and two members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent – bowling coach L Balaji and a member of the maintenance staff – have also tested positive over the past two days. Subsequently, yesterday’s game between the Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore was put off, and tomorrow’s match between the Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals is also postponed with the Super Kings in isolation for a week.
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