IPL 2020: BCCI confirms 13 persons, including two players, test positive for coronavirus

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday confirmed that a total of 13 personnel, including two players, among the touring teams for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Issuing an official statement,the country’s cricket governing’s body said that a total of 1,988 COVID-19 tests were carried out recently and 13 of them are diagnosed with the deadly virus.

The BCCI further revealed that all these affected personnel remain asymptomatic and have been isolated from the other team members.

Though the BCCI did not reveal the name of the team, there were earlier reports of 12 members of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) testing positive for coronavirus.

The 13th edition of lucrative T20 tournament is slated to take place from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the final match set to be held on a weekday, i.e. Tuesday, for the first time in the history of the tournament.

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