The first case of COVID-19 has been seen in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in which players from Bihar are returning positive for the virus, after which all other cricketers are being tested. “This is confirmed and the respective player has been separated from the other players. He is currently in Bangalore because he cannot travel, ”a senior official of the state’s cricket body told news agency PTI on Tuesday (February 23).
Another source said that all the other players will undergo COVID-19 tests with the results expected by Tuesday evening. Bihar has sent 22 players for testing.
The Bihar team is placed in elite group C and is playing all their league games in Bengaluru. He is scheduled to face Uttar Pradesh in a league game on Wednesday.
An official of the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) believed that the game would last for a set time. Each player from Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but both teams continue to play their league game even after the trial round.
Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh are placed in the Elite Group D and are playing in Jaipur. All matches of the National ODI Championship, Hazare Trophy are being played under Bio-Secure Bubble during the Venue.
This is the second tournament organized by the BCCI in the 2020-21 domestic season.
Earlier, on the way to return after end of his spot fixing ban, Pesar S. Sreesanth On Monday, he took his first five wickets in List A cricket in nearly 15 years to help Kerala win by three wickets over Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The 37-year-old, who was not shortlisted in the IPL 2021 auction final, returned figures of five out of 65 in his first List A game in more than eight years. Sreesanth, who returned to competitive cricket last month after a lifetime ban, opened his account by dismissing opener Abhishek Sharma.