Delhi Capitals (DC) physio Patrick Farhart has tested positive for COVID-19, the Indian Premier League (IPL) said on Friday.
“Delhi Capitals physio Patrick Farhart has been tested positive for COVID-19. He is being closely monitored by the DC Medical Team at the moment,” the official IPL release said.
Farhart, who had also worked with the Indian cricket team in the past, is the first person to contract the Covid-19 virus this season. last year, multiple cases surfaced in the bio-bubble that had led to the suspension of the tournament midway. The rest of the games were conducted in the UAE a couple of months later,.
In another news from the league, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowler Deepak Chahar has been officially ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Friday. The league issued an official statement confirming the ousting of the right-arm quick due to a back injury.
“Chennai Super Kings bowler Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 owing to a back injury,” stated an official IPL release.
The CSK bought Chahar for Rs 14 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction in February but he was not available for the first phase of the tournament as he got injured while playing for Team India against the West Indies in the home T20s. Recently, he suffered a back injury during his rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru that ended his chances of returning to action this season.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have roped in fast bowler Harshit Rana as a replacement for pacer Rasikh Salam for the rest of the season. Salam, who played 2 games for KKR this season, has been ruled out owing to a lower back injury and won’t be able to participate in the rest of the tournament.
Harshit Rana, who hails from Delhi, will join KKR at his base price of INR 20 Lakh.