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06.45 pm: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the IPL 2021 match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In case you missed it earlier today, there has been another Covid-19 scare with the Indian Premier League. The 2021 edition was already suspended in May mid-way, but has resumed this week in United Arab Emirates. And on Wednesday, SRH pacer T Natarajan tested positive for Covid-19 inside the bubble. However, the league has announced the match will go ahead.

Here’s the IPL statement from earlier today:

Sunrisers Hyderabad player T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19 at a scheduled RT-PCR test. The player has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. He is currently asymptomatic.

The medical team has identified the below mentioned six close contacts of the player, who have also been placed in isolation:

1. Vijay Shankar – Player
2. Vijay Kumar – Team Manager
3. Shyam Sundar J – Physiotherapist
4. Anjana Vannan – Doctor
5. Tushar Khedkar – Logistics Manager
6. Periyasamy Ganesan – Net Bowler

The rest of the contingent including the close contacts underwent RT-PCR tests at 5AM local time this morning and the test reports are negative. As a result, tonight’s game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals will go ahead at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

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