Dubai: A member of the BCCI contingent has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in Dubai.
“There is one positive case in the BCCI contingent. I can’t tell you whether it’s from cricket operations team or the medical team. But testing is on and everyone else is healthy and asymptomatic,” PTI quoted a senior official as saying.
According to another source, however, the person who has tested positive is a member of Team India’s support staff.
With the 13th edition of the popular T20 league due to start in the UAE in just over a fortnight’s time, fresh cases of players/officials/support staff testing positive for the virus doesn’t augur well. Last week, 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, were found to have been infected by the dreaded virus and are undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The other seven teams have started training after players and support staff of their squad completed the mandatory quarantine period on arrival and returned negative tests.
The IPL, originally scheduled to start in March-end, had to be postponed due to the global pandemic. A window was found following the postponement of the ICC World T20 meet, but the tournament had to be moved out of India which is still seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.