Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal has turn into the third participant to check optimistic for COVID-19 forward of the 2021 version of the Indian Premier League.
In line with the Occasions of India, Padikkal is present process quarantine after testing optimistic for the virus.
On Saturday, Delhi Capitals’ spinner Axar Patel additionally examined optimistic for the coronavirus. Whereas the DC squad relies in Mumbai, the members of RCB staff are in Chennai the place the facet is scheduled to play the event opener towards Mumbai Indians on April 9.
Padikkal is now dealing with a race towards time to be match for the opening match of the season.
The 20-year-old batsman was terrific for his home facet Karnataka within the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, the place he ended because the second-highest run-getter (737 runs in 7 matches at a median of 147.40).
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana had additionally examined optimistic for the coronavirus, however returned a unfavorable check on Thursday earlier this week.
A optimistic case has additionally emerged from Chennai Tremendous Kings’ media content material staff. The member is not part of the bio-bubble, nevertheless, and the staff’s coaching schedule stays unaffected.
Elsewhere, 10 members of the groundstaff on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai have additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19. The stadium will host the second match of the IPL between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Tremendous Kings.
The BCCI, nevertheless, stays bullish about holding the 10 IPL video games in Mumbai between April 10-25 regardless of an infinite spike in COVID-19 circumstances within the metropolis, saying that making a bio-bubble at an alternate venue wouldn’t be possible at a brief discover.