Karnataka and Kings XI Punjab batsman Karun Nair has recovered from COVID-19 as per the reports. He had been tested positive for the disease earlier in the month, according to a report on ESPNCricinfo.
The right-handed batsman will now travel with the franchise to the UAE.
Nair has played for Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils and RCB in the earlier editions. He is also one of the two cricketers who have scored a triple hundred in Test cricket for the country.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has been tested positive for COVID-19. The news was revealed by the Rajasthan Royals on their official Twitter handle while Dishant himself too posted about it.
“Hi all, I hv tested COVID +. Pls get tested if you hv been in contact with me in the last 10 days. In line wd BCCI protocols I will be now quarantining for 14 days. I will then need 2 ngtv tests b4 joining the team @rajasthanroyals in UAE. Thx 4 yr blessings & good wishes,” he wrote.
The IPL 2020 is taking place in the UAE. This is not the first instance where the cash-rich league is going out of the country.
In 2009, the IPL was held in South Africa while in 2014, the first half of the tournament took place in the UAE due to the general elections.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were slated to play the first match in Mumbai. The new schedule is waited to come.
MI is the most successful team in the IPL having won the trophy four times while CSK has won it thrice, Kolkata Knight Riders twice, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals once.