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Enrique Norkhia and Kagiso Rabada
A day before the match with Rajasthan Royals, the Delhi Capitals have suffered a major setback. Delhi’s fast bowler Enrique Norkhia Corona has been infected. Kagiso Rabada also spent seven hours with him. However, his report has come negative. Both players are quarantine in Mumbai and are under the supervision of doctors. This has not yet been confirmed by the Delhi Capitals and the IPL administration. Earlier Delhi’s left arm spinner Akshar Patel has also become Corona positive.
Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play their second match against the Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Thursday. Delhi Capitals, captained by Rishabh Pant, defeated Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the first match of the season.
The two came to Mumbai together after playing the second ODI with Pakistan.
According to sources, South African players Enrique Norkhia and Kagiso Rabada left for Mumbai on 5 April to participate in the 14th season of the IPL after playing the second ODI with Pakistan on 4 April. The two players joined the team in Mumbai on 6 April and went on a 7-day quarantine under the Corona Protocol rules of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). According to sources, Norkhaya Corona has been found infected in the report dated April 12. However, the report of Rabada is negative. According to sources, Rabada is also suspected of playing some of the upcoming matches, as he spent about 7 hours together with Norkhia during an air trip.
KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore players have also become Corona positive
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Devdutt Padikkal have also been infected with Corona before the start of the 14th season of IPL. However, both the players have joined the team after coming to the Corona Report negative. Nitish Rana has also played two matches for KKR and has scored two consecutive half-centuries. However, Padikkal is yet to play the match. He is expected to be included in the playing eleven in the match with Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. Apart from this, 14 employees of Wankhede Stadium have also been corona infected.