The Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel has tested positive for COVID-19. He had checked into the team hotel in Mumbai on March 28 after dropping in with a negative report.
Patel is "currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility". The franchise's medical team "is in constant touch with him and ensuring his safety and well-being". The DCs are currently training at the Cricket Club of India premises (Brabourne Stadium), and the club has barred its members from accessing the areas being used by the franchise.
He is the second cricketer, after the Kolkata Knight Riders' Nitish Rana, to test positive since the teams started checking into their hotels in Mumbai and Chennai.
Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad are the six host centres for 2021 IPL, which will start on April 9.