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IPL 2021: Delhi pacer Nortje tests positive for Covid-19

ANI/Mumbai
Filed on April 14, 2021
Anrich Nortje of the Delhi Capitals. (BCCI)

Nortje was last seen in the ODI series against Pakistan


The Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje has tested positive for Covid-19. The pacer tested positive while undergoing quarantine.

Though the Delhi Capitals have yet to make an announcement, a source close to the team confirmed that the South African player had tested positive.

“He came in with a negative report, but has unfortunately tested positive now while undergoing quarantine,” the source said.

The BCCI SOP says a player/support staff, who tests positive for Covid-19, must isolate in the designated area outside the bio-secure environment for a minimum of 10 days from the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of the sample which resulted in a positive RT-PCR report, whichever is earlier.

Nortje was last seen in the ODI series against Pakistan. The pacer played the first two ODIs against the Babar Azam-led side and then he made his way to India to take part in the IPL.

After landing in Mumbai, Nortje was undergoing seven days of mandatory quarantine. Before the start of the IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals received a big blow as spinner Axar Patel tested positive for Covid-19.

Also, regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out with a shoulder injury and Rishabh Pant was given the charge of Delhi Capitals.

In his first match as in-charge of Delhi Capitals, Pant saw his side defeat the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The Delhi Capitals will next take on Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. -- ANI





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