- A senior member of BCCI medical team tested Coronavirus positive
- Two people at the NCA, Bengaluru also tested positive for COVID-19
- IPL 2020 is scheduled to begin in the UAE from September 19
One senior member of the medical team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and the sources within the board have confirmed.
This development has come on top of the 13 people who tested positive for COVID-19 after they reached the UAE. It was also revealed that 2 people at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, Karnataka have also tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus.
Speaking to a leading news agency in India, people confirmed that a senior member of the BCCI medical team has tested positive.
The people said, “It is true, but there is no issue as he (senior medical officer) is asymptomatic and has been kept in isolation. He has not been in contact with anyone and possibly contracted it during his travel to the UAE.”
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The added, “He is being monitored and should hopefully be fine in the next round of testing. We also have two people at the NCA who have tested positive and have been kept in isolation,”.
On the 29th of August, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that 13 people which included 2 players had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the Indian Cricket board did not specify as to which team has how many confirmed cases.
The official release from BCCI said, “13 personnel have tested positive of which 2 are players. All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team,”.
Two days back, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IPL franchise Chenna Super Kings (CSK), Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that there are no fresh cases of COVID-19 in the contingent.
Viswanathan also said that the ones who had tested positive earlier will be tested again only after their 2 week quarantine period is over.
The CEO of CSK also said that the contingent is negative apart for the ones who had tested positive earlier. He said, “Those who tested positive earlier will be tested again only after 14 days,”.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is set to begin from the 19th of September and will be played at three destinations in the UAE – Abu Dabhi, Dubai and Sharjah.