SRH wicketkeeper batsmen has tested COVID positive which is set to postpone tonight’s game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. The news was confirmed on Cricbuzz. This is the second straight game that is set to be rescheduled after a players has returned COVID positive. Meanwhile, the BCCI will be scheduling a meeting on May 4 on the future of IPL 2021.
Wriddhiman Saha’s case is the third in the last two days when players and support staff from a particular IPL franchise tested COVID positive.
Previously Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier tested positive from the KKR camp after which 3 CSK members including CEO Kasi Vishwanathan tested positive as well.
In between all the chaos, the BCCI is pondering to move the rest of the remaining games to Mumbai which is the worst affected city from COVID in the country recently. Meanwhile, as per reports, Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra has also tested COVID positive. The franchise was already asked to undergo quarantine after playing against the KKR on April 29.
Various reliable sources on Twitter have also confirmed the news of Saha and Mishra returning COVID positive. Mishra’s recent case makes a total of 4 players in three different franchises infected. Add Balaji to it and that’s 4 camps with active Covid-19 cases currently.
Wriddhiman Saha, Amit Mishra Test COVID Positive
With Amit Mishra (Delhi) Wridhiman (Hyderabad) also testing positive there cannot and should not be a game tonight as well as Hyderabad were scheduled to play Mumbai. If they still want the IPL to go ahead there had to be a break this entire week
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 4, 2021
The KKR vs RCB game was the first game of the season to be rescheduled. AfterCSK members tested positive, the CSK vs RR was also postponed as result. The SRH vs MI game becomes the third game to be postponed in two days since first reports of COVID in the KKR camp.
Meanwhile, amidst all the chaos, the BCCI is planning to host all the remaining IPL games in Mumbai amid the COVID crisis. The number of cases are increasing manifold in the country every day and the crisis has hit the IPL as well with players and support staff of two franchises getting affected. Meanwhile, if things go to plan, Mumbai could be hosting matches as early as the coming weekend.