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In the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), the shadow of Corona has started hovering once again. Hyderabad fast bowler T. Natarajan has been found to be Corona positive before the match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad to be played today. After Natarajan tested positive, five coaching staff, including Hyderabad all-rounder Vijay Shankar, have been sent to isolation.
Corona had knocked even before the season started
Before the start of IPL 14, the corona report of RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal, KKR’s Nitish Rana and Mumbai Indians wicketkeeping coach Kiran More came out positive. Fast bowler Enrich Nortje, who came from South Africa to participate in the IPL, was also positive after coming to India. After all of them recovered, they were also seen playing in the tournament.
Phase-1 was suspended due to Corona
Even during IPL 2021 Phase-1, many players one after the other were found to be Corona positive and the tournament was suspended midway. During Phase-1, KKR’s Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakraborty, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel from Delhi Capitals, Wriddhiman Saha from Hyderabad team, bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji from CSK, team CEO Kashi Viswanathan and bus cleaner were found positive in the test. . After which the IPL had to be postponed.
BCCI fails again
The BCCI had worked hard to save the second phase of the IPL from Corona. During the league, UAE’s VPS Healthcare has also been made a partner for services like Emergency Medical Service, Sports Medicine Support, Specialist Tele Consultation, Doctor on Call, Ambulance, Air Ambulance. Now the question arises that, even after such a stringent bio bubble, how did the last corona entry happen?
Less matches but more tests
Before the players reached the UAE, more than 750 staff were tested in 14 hotels in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. According to the new Kovid protocol, all players and officials will be tested every third day. There will be 30 thousand corona tests during the tournament. In addition, nurses and other medical staff have been accommodated in the same 14 hotels in which the players are located until the end of the league for safe bio-bubbles.
Medical officer’s negligence breaks bio-bubble during Sri Lanka tour
In July this year, Indian team player Krunal Pandya got corona infected during the tour of Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. Seven players had gone into isolation. After this, the netballer was included in the team for the second and third T20. On this visit, the medical officer’s negligence in following the corona protocol was revealed.
Corona protocol was flouted even on England tour
Chief coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar, physio Nitin Patel, Yogesh Parmar got infected in the middle of the five-Test series on the England tour. Because of this the last test had to be cancelled. At the same time, before the start of the series, Rishabh Pant also got infected. In this tour too, there was talk of not following the Corona protocol properly.