Two players among 13 COVID-19 positive cases in IPL, Raina out

first_imgMUMBAI (Reuters) – Two players and 11 other people have tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League (IPL), while all-rounder Suresh Raina has pulled out of the tournament for personal reasons.This year’s IPL will be played in the UAE from Sept. 19 due to the situation of the pandemic in India where there have been a reported 3.46 million cases and 62,550 deaths due to the virus.The Indian cricket board (BCCI) said 1,988 tests had been carried out between Aug. 20 and 28 across the teams and other officials in the UAE as part of its health protocols. “Thirteen personnel have tested positive of which two are players,” the board said in a statement.“All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team.“As per the IPL 2020 health and safety protocols, testing on all participants will be conducted regularly throughout the IPL 2020 season.” The board did not specify who the 13 personnel represented in the 13th edition of the tournament but local media in India said all of them were from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp.Three-time IPL champions CSK also lost Raina, who is second, after India captain Virat Kohli, in the all-time list of highest run-getters in the popular tournament. “Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season,” Chief Executive Kasi Viswanathan said on the team’s Twitter feed.“Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time.”A fluent left-handed batsman and handy off-spinner, Raina retired from international cricket this month, minutes after his CSK captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, announced he was quitting playing for India.last_img read more


first_imgOdhran MacNiallais has produced a superb first-half display for Donegal against Mayo and has scored three points.DONEGAL are leading Mayo at half-time in their final Allianz National League clash of the season at McHale Park in Castlebar.Donegal are without the inspirational services of their captain Michael Murphy but have so far not missed the influence of the Glenswilly man.Odhran Mac Niallias has been in irresistible form in the opening period from Rory Gallagher and has kicked THREE brilliant points. Patrick McBrearty scored a brilliant goal following a sensational team move that involved several players in fast flowing move that was started by goalkeeper Michael Boyle.Donegal made a blistering start and scored two points inside the first ninety seconds of the match with McElhinney and MacNiallais registering scores.Mayo hit back with FOUR unanswered points before McBrearty blasted to the roof of the Mayo net to put Donegal back in charge.MacNiallais added two more and McBrearty knocked over a free to put Donegal FOUR ahead with seven minutes of the half to go. Mayo hit back well though and scored THREE points without reply through Donal Vaughan, Aidan O’Shea and Kevin McLaughlin.HALF-TIME SCORE: Donegal 1-05 Mayo 0-07 ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: DONEGAL LEAD MAYO AT HALF-TIME IN CASTLEBAR was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAnewsSportlast_img read more