Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals (DC) spinner Amit Mishra have tested positive for COVID-19, throwing today’s match between SRH and Mumbai Indians (MI) as well as the rest of the tournament in doubt. After the nine confirmed positive cases yesterday which included two players in Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), this should be another blow to the organizers of the IPL.
Yesterday’s match between KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had been postponed due to the aforesaid positive tests before two more in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp was reported including bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji. With 5 groundstaff at the Feroz Shah Kotla also testing positive for the virus, the tournament was already treading on uncertain waters with regard to it continuing.
Wriddhiman Saha and Amit Mishra confirmed to have tested positive
Wriddhiman Saha’s positive COVID-19 test was confirmed by Australian reporter Peter Lalor as well as TOI. Further, DC leggie Amit Mishra was also confirmed to have tested positive by India Today and TOI. It is noteworthy that Saha was occupied with the SRH camp at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi while Mishra was a part of the DC camp at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is meanwhile meeting today due to the positive tests to take the next step with regard to rescheduling matches.
More official confirmation on the same are awaited.