IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals Confirm That Amit Mishra Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
Delhi Capitals legspinner Amit Mishra has tested positive for COVID-19, the franchise confirmed on Tuesday night. “Delhi Capitals leg spinner Amit Mishra has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been moved to a designated medical care facility, as per BCCI & IPL guidelines. The Delhi Capitals medical team is in constant touch with Mishra, and ensuring his safety and well-being. We wish him a speedy recovery,” the franchise said in a statement.
The IPL 2021 tournament was on Tuesday suspended after multiple cases emerged across bubbles. While Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier from KKR and CSK’s L Balaji tested positive on Monday, Wriddhiman Saha from SRH and Mishra from DC tested positive the following day.
“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind.
“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.
“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.
“The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.”