Indian Premier League 2021 is going to kick-start from the day after tomorrow. The tournament organizers decided to limit the tournament to only a few venues. Mumbai was one of them, which unfortunately is the major hotspot of the COVID cases in the country. After RCB’s opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal testing positive for COVID, another player Daniel Sams has tested positive. The team has officially confirmed the same on social media.
“Daniel Sams checked into the team hotel in Chennai on April 3rd, with a negative COVID report on arrival. His report from the 2nd test on 7th April came positive. Sams is currently asymptomatic and he is currently in isolation at a designated medical facility. Royal Challengers Bangalore medical team is in constant touch with Daniel Sams and continue to monitor his health and abide by the BCCI protocols.” read the official statement from the team.
The IPL 2021 has to be blamed for their poor decision in picking up Mumbai as the venue for the tournament. The organizers could have easily avoided Mumbai when Hyderabad is available and relatively safe.
Certainly, more players are at the risk of COVID-19 and we have to see what measures will the organizers take!