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COVID hits IPL 2021: Michael Hussey contracts COVID-19 in India

Former cricketer Mike Hussey is one of many Australians trapped in India

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Michael Hussey contracts COVID-19! The former cricketer is one of many Australians trapped in India.

The 45-year-old has been working as a batting coach for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Super League.

He tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after the IPL team’s bowling coach L Balaji returned positive for the dreaded virus.

The confirmation comes from Indian Premier League sources hours after the 14th edition of the T20 league was indefinitely suspended due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.

Read more: IPL 2021 indefinitely suspended due to Covid-19 crisis in India

“Hussey was tested and his sample came positive. We sent it for retesting but that has also come positive,” an IPL source said.

An indefinite suspension of the league was announced on Tuesday after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 along with Delhi Capitals’ veteran spinner Amit Mishra.

As per the latest reports, after Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, L.Balaji, a CSK support staff, 5 DDCA ground staff, and Wriddhiman Saha have tested positive for COVID.

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