Indian star spinner Axar Patel has tested positive for coronavirus and gone into quarantine.
According to the reports, the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start from 8th April, IPL franchises are tensely watching a rise in coronavirus cases across India as 10 ground staff at the stadium where Patel’s team play their first match on April 10 have also tested positive.
The officials of the team Delhi Capitals said in their statement that,
“He checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28 “with a negative report.”
“His report from the second COVID test came positive. He is currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility,” the team added.
The Capitals will play their first match against Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
Earlier, the South African all-rounder, Chris Morris, has become IPL’s most expensive overseas player ever signed at an auction. The Rajasthan Royals signed him for INR 16.25 crore ($2.2 million).
Along with the Rajasthan Royals, four different teams wanted to sign the South African player, however, Royals eventually beat Royal ChallengeINR Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Punjab Kings to sign the player.
Morris in the 2015 season had played for the Royals and was the team’s highest wicket-taker that year.
Morris broke all the previous records of Yuvraj Singh (INR 16 crore in 2015), Pat Cummins (INR 15.5 crore in 2020), and Ben Stokes (INR 14.5 crore in 2017) as the most expensive player ever bought at an IPL auction, but the Royals believe it was money well spent.