IPL 2021: Wriddhiman Saha Tests Positive For COVID-19, Tournament Suspended Indefinitely
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IPL 2021: Wriddhiman Saha Tests Positive For COVID-19, Tournament Suspended Indefinitely

Wriddhiman Saha Tests Positive For COVID-19
Wriddhiman Saha Tests Positive For COVID-19. Image Credits: BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has become the latest casualty after he tested positive for the deadly COVID-19, as reported on May 4, 2021. Before him, multiple players have tested positive for the virus as the IPL 2021 bio-bubble was punctured.

MS Dhoni and Laxmipathy Balaji
MS Dhoni and Laxmipathy Balaji (Image Credit: Twitter)

Earlier it was reported that two Chennai Super Kings (CSK) personnel had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and it was revealed that CSK bowling coach L Balaji was one of the two people and both of them have been in isolation with the team going into quarantine.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team Goes Into Isolation After Wriddhiman Saha Tests COVID Positive

Wriddhiman Saha’s testing has come as a big blow to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as the whole team is in isolation at the moment putting a huge question mark on their upcoming matches in the IPL 2021.

The team is due to play the Mumbai Indians in Delhi later today; the status of this game remains unclear at this moment.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha (Image Credit: Twitter)

Saha’s case comes after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive for the deadly virus. This further led to the IPL 2021 match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad being rescheduled, as RCB was not comfortable facing the KKR side.

Meanwhile, the match between the Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals is also postponed with the Super Kings in isolation for a week.

Australia And New Zealand Players Want To Stay In India To Complete The IPL 2021

New Zealand Cricket Association CEO, Heath Mills has said that he has received no communication from any of the New Zealand players that they want to come back despite the ongoing COVID-19 surge in India and the virus breaching the IPL bio-bubble. He added that the scenario might be different after players testing positive inside the bio-bubble. At the moment, it seems like New Zealand players would prefer to stay in the IPL rather than returning back.

Steve Smith and David Warner
Steve Smith and David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

The same situation was conveyed by Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) chief executive Todd Greenberg, who said the majority of Australian players want to complete their IPL 2021 commitments in spite of the Covid-19 scare.

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