The South African who figured within the first two One-day Internationals towards Pakistan lately, was in quarantine after reaching India.
“He came in with a negative report, but has unfortunately tested positive now while undergoing quarantine,” ANI information company reported.
According to the the Standard Operating Procedures laid down by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), an individual examined COVID positive should endure a 10-day isolation interval outdoors the bio-secure bubble from the primary day of signs or the date of assortment of pattern.
Nortje is the second Delhi Capitals participant to check positive for COVID-19.
Earlier, spinner Axar Patel returned a positive take a look at forward of the beginning of the brand new season and he continues to stay in quarantine.
The Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals had started IPL 2021 on a positive notice with a win towards Chennai Super Kings.
They are slated to tackle Rajasthan Royals on Thursday (April 15) subsequent.
Nortje, is among the 5 South African gamers and second from Delhi Capitals (together with Kagiso Rabada) who landed in India from Pakistan.
The others — David Miller (Rajasthan Royals), Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Super Kings) are additionally in quarantine whereas Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians) performed his first match after finishing the necessary seven-day quarantine interval.
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