IPL made the announcement after Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 along with Delhi Capitals' spinner veteran spinner Amit Mishra.
Here is a list of players and support, who have tested positive for COVID-19 till now:
- Varun Chakravarthy - Kolkata Knight Riders
- Sandeep Warrier - Kolkata Knight Riders
- Wriddhiman Saha - SunRisers Hyderabad
- Amit Mishra - Delhi Capitals
- Lakshmipathy Balaji - Chennai Super Kings (Bowling coach)
Just days before this, three Australian players had pulled out of the league, citing COVID-19 concerns amid a devastating second wave of the global pandemic that has overwhelmed the medical infrastructure of the country.
The 2020 IPL had also been held in a bio-secure bubble in the UAE and at that time, infections were only reported before the start of the tournament.