Four players from Mumbai turned out to be Covid-19 positive, withdrawn from The T20 team
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Wed Oct 27 2021
Four Mumbai players turned out to be Covid-19 positive, withdrawn from The T20 team. Mumbai senior team was on their way to play the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Tournament (SMAT).
It was hit by the Covid-19 crisis. As its four players had to withdraw from the team. A few hours before their participated in the tournament.
Sarfaraz Khan, Prashant Solanki, Shams Mulani, and Sairaj Patil tested Covid positive at Mumbai airport. The four players were sent home and asked to self-isolate for seven days.
the replacement will be sent soon officials have said that Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
The team led byAjinkya Rahane was going to Guwahati on Wednesday (Oct.27) morning. Mumbai is placed in the Elite B group along with Karnataka, Bengal, Baroda, Chhattisgarh, and Services.
The incident has created anger in the MCA which is already mired in internal strife. Questions have been raised over the biosafety standards where the players are practicing. Recently there have also been speculations on why the players were taken to the commando training center in the city.
All the players have been practicing at the Wankhede in the recent past. And it was on Tuesday, a day before their scheduled departure.“It is the truth of the times.
We cannot avoid covid even after taking the best possible measures. The mandatory RT-PCR test has done a day back. And The Players had not told to go to the airport. If any of them tested positive But they still went.
They were sending back from the airport. An MCA official said, “The selector has been informing and they will select the replacement.
SMAT will begin in Lucknow, Baroda, Delhi, Vijayawada, and Haryana in addition to Guwahati from November 4. But players who will be giving five-day pre-tournament detention must report a week in advance to pass through.