Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Three unnamed players test positive for COVID-19- A payer each from Maharashtra, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for the COVID-19 in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The players have been kept under isolation, the report added.
The Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra players tested positive last week after which the two squads underwent COVID-19 testing. The two teams were allowed to play their next game after testing negative for the COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Bihar played Karnataka in Bangalore on Monday. But after a player tested positive, the entire team was tested on Tuesday. The players have been instructed to remain in isolation.
While Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra teams are playing in Jaipur, Bihar team is in Bangalore.
This is not the first instance when players from the domestic circuit tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier a Jammu & Kashmir player had tested positive n Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
The BCCI conducted three COVID-19 tests for each team before allowing players and staffs to enter bio-secure bubble for the tournament. The Vijay Hazare trophy takes place after Ranji Trophy but the BCCI decided not to conduct Ranji Trophy for the first time since its inaugural season because of restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
“It is confirmed and the concerned player has been isolated from other players. He is currently in Bangalore as he cannot travel,” a senior official of the state’s cricket body told PTI on Tuesday.
The Bihar team is placed in Elite Group C and is playing all its league games in Bengaluru. They are scheduled to take on Uttar Pradesh in a league game on Wednesday.
A Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) official believed that the game would go on as scheduled.
Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh are placed in Elite Group D and have been playing in Jaipur.
All the matches of the Hazare Trophy, the national ODI championship, are being played under the bio-secure bubble across venues.