Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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New Delhi: Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the IPL 2021, the franchise confirmed on Saturday.

The Delhi Capitals in their media release has said that the player had checked into the team hotel on March 28 with a negative report but his second Covid test returned positive.

“Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19. He had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28, 2021, with a negative report. His report from the second COVID test, came positive,” Delhi Capitals said in a statement.

“He is currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility. The Delhi Capitals medical team is in constant touch with Axar and ensuring his safety and well-being. We wish him a speedy recovery,” it added.

Delhi Capitals are scheduled to take on three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in their opening encounter in Mumbai on April 10.

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