The Vijay Hazare Trophy has seen its first case of COVID-19 with a Bihar participant returning optimistic for the virus, following which all the opposite cricketers are being examined. “It’s confirmed and the involved participant has been remoted from different gamers. He’s presently in Bangalore as he can’t journey,” a senior official of the state’s cricket physique was quoted as saying by information company PTI on Tuesday (February 23).
One other supply mentioned that every one the opposite gamers will bear COVID-19 exams on Tuesday with the outcomes coming by night. Bihar has despatched 22 gamers for testing.
The Bihar group is positioned in Elite Group C and is enjoying all its league video games in Bengaluru. They’re scheduled to tackle Uttar Pradesh in a league recreation on Wednesday.
A Bihar Cricket Affiliation (BCA) official believed that the sport would go on as scheduled. A participant every from Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh had examined optimistic for COVID-19 final week, however each the groups have continued enjoying their league video games after present process exams.
Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh are positioned in Elite Group D and have been enjoying in Jaipur. All of the matches of the Hazare Trophy, the nationwide ODI championship, are being performed beneath the bio-secure bubble throughout venues.
That is the second event performed by the BCCI within the curtailed 2020-21 home season.
Earlier, on a comeback path after the tip of his spot-fixing ban, pacer S Sreesanth on Monday picked up his first five-wicket haul in Checklist A cricket in virtually 15 years to assist Kerala pull-off a three-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh within the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The 37-year-old, who was not shortlisted in IPL 2021 public sale’s ultimate listing, returned figures of 5 for 65 in his first Checklist A recreation in additional than eight years. Sreesanth, who had returned to aggressive cricket final month after his life ban was overturned, opened his account by dismissing opener Abhishek Sharma.