IPL 2021: DC pacer Nortje tests positive for Covid-19, says reports

The Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) faces a huge blow before their second game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday as their pacer Anrich Nortje has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

The franchise is however, yet to make an official announcement on the South Africa pacer.

According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for a COVID positive test, the concerned person will have to serve a 10-day isolation period outside the bio-secure bubble from the first day of symptoms or the date of collection of sample.

Significantly, Nortje is the second player from DC to test positive for the virus as before him, spinner Axar Patel had also returned positive.

In their campaign opener against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 10, DC had registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory in Mumbai.

News Desk

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