IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ bowler Anrich Nortje tests positive for COVID-19

Anrich Nortje had arrived in Mumbai from South Africa where he was a part of the national side that played a series against Pakistan.

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje

In yet another positive test for COVID-19 from the Delhi Capitals (DC) camp, South African pacer Anrich Nortje who arrived in Mumbai from South Africa has tested positive as well. It is the second instance of the same from the DC camp after all-rounder Axar Patel had tested positive earlier. Nortje was late to arrive for the IPL as he was occupied with a series in South Africa against Pakistan.

Nortje had a breakout season in the IPL last year as he formed a formidable duo with fellow Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada. While the latter got the Purple Cap for most wickets, Nortje impressed with his express fast bowling and picked up 22 wickets. His displays earned him plenty of plaudits and it also made him a regular in the South African squad across all three formats where he continues to impress.

Anrich Nortje came in with a negative test report

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje

According to sources from ANI, Anrich Nortje came in with a negative test but a subsequent positive test during quarantine has returned a positive result. A source reportedly said, “He came in with a negative report, but has unfortunately tested positive now while undergoing quarantine.”

Now, the SOP according to BCCI states that a person or a member of the bio-bubble who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate in an area that is designated to him outside the bubble for a minimum period of 10 days from when the symptoms first appeared or when the test was taken.

Delhi Capitals meanwhile, won their first match in IPL 2021 against Chennai Super Kings. They will face Rajasthan Royals tomorrow in Mumbai.

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