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IPL 2020: BCCI contingent member tests positive for Covid-19, says report

The development comes after 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, tested positive for the coronavirus

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IPL 2020: BCCI contingent member tests positive for Covid-19, says report
The IPL was moved out of India this year due to a surge in Covid-19 cases there.

A member of the contingent, which is here to oversee the conduct of IPL, has tested positive for Covid-19, a league source told PTI on Thursday.

The event is scheduled to start on September 19.

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"There is one positive case in the contingent. I can't tell you whether it's from cricket operations team or the medical team. But testing is on and everyone else is healthy and asymptomatic," a senior IPL official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

"There is no cause for concern," he added.

The development comes after 13 members of the contingent, including two players, tested positive for the dreaded virus last week. They are currently undergoing the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Rest of the teams have started training after their squad members and support staff completed the on-arrival quarantine and returned negative tests.

The IPL was moved out of India this year due to a surge in Covid-19 cases there.

The tournament will be played across three cities in the UAE -- Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. It will conclude on November 10.

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First Published: Thu, September 03 2020. 16:41 IST