IPL 2021: Akshar Patel Tests Positive for Covid-19: Akshar Patel is the second player to be positive with Coronavirus before IPL 2021. Before that, there was news of Kolkata Knight Riders player Nitish Rana getting corona infected.
Before the start of IPL 2021 (IPL), Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has been found to be Corona Positive. The characters are in isolation with all the protocols. This is a big setback for Delhi Capitals. Delhi has to play its match with Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. Akshar, who took 27 wickets in three Tests against England, has now become suspicious of playing in the first match. Earlier, regular captain of Delhi Shreyas Iyer has also been out of the entire tournament due to injury.
Delhi Capitals said in a statement issued on Saturday, “Delhi Capitals all-rounder Akshar Patel has been found positive for Kovid-19. He arrived at the team hotel in Mumbai on 28 March 2021 with a negative report. His second report of the Kovid test has come out positive. “It says,” he has been sent to the medical facility on segregation. The medical team of Delhi Capitals is in constant contact with Akshar. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
27-year-old Akshar Patel has taken 80 wickets and has scored 913 runs from his spin bowling in 97 matches so far in his IPL career. Characters that are corona positive before IPL 2021 are the other players. Before him, Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana became Corona positive last month, though he has recovered. Meanwhile, a member of the Chennai Super Kings media team has been tested positive. This member however was not part of the bio-safe environment and hence the team’s exercise program was not affected.
8 ground workers of Wankhede Stadium turned out to be corona positive
Earlier, there were reports that 8 groundsmen of Wankhede Stadium have been infected with the coronavirus. 10 matches of the 14th season of IPL are to be played at Wankhede Stadium. Concerns of BCCI have increased due to the ever-increasing coronavirus cases in Maharashtra including Mumbai. According to the report of the Sportstar, the RT-PCR test of 19 field workers of Wankhede Stadium was done last week. Reports of three people had already come in it, while five other ground workers have been found positive in the report on April 1.
Due to Corona, the tournament will be played in the Bio Secure Bubble. Each team must travel only three times during the league stage. That is, she will complete all her matches by traveling three times. Due to the corona virus, the entry ban will remain in the stadium of the spectators in the initial stage of the league. This time all 60 matches including the final will be played in 6 cities. This includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.