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Three players in Vijay Hazare Trophy test positive for COVID-19

All three players—one each from Bihar, Maharashtra and Himachal—will be in isolation

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Three cricketers playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be kept in isolation.

As per a report in the Indian Express, a player each from the Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra teams are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.

A BCCI official was quoted as saying by IE that all three players will be in isolation. The Bihar team will be tested on Tuesday following the positive result of one of their players. They have been instructed to stay in their rooms.

The two other players tested positive last week, and their respective squads were also tested. However, the teams were allowed to play their next game even after the test results returned.

The teams will undergo RT-PCR tests and will be given further instruction based on their results.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) conducted three sets of COVID-19 tests for each of the teams before they entered their respective bio-bubbles for the 50-over tournament.

The Vijay Hazare Trophy is the second senior tournament organised by the BCCI, after the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The Ranji Trophy was cancelled for the first time since its inception after a chunk of the domestic season was disrupted due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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