Australian cricket player Mitch Marsh has been hospitalised with Covid in India


Australian cricket player Mitch Marsh has been HOSPITALISED with Covid in India with his condition to be monitored with the future of the current IPL now in doubt

  • Marsh’s condition is being monitored, his club said in a statement
  • There are four confirmed cases in the Capitals camp, Marsh is the only player 
  • The breach of the bio-bubble threatens the IPL which could be suspended
  • The IPL was suspended midway through in 2021 and moved to the UAE 

Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has been hospitalised in India for Covid and his condition is being monitored.

Marsh is in India playing in the IPL and his club Delhi Capitals confirmed the news on Tuesday.

‘The Delhi Capitals medical team is closely monitoring Marsh’s condition,’ the team said in a statement on Twitter. 

Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh has been hospitalised with Covid in India while playing in the IPL with the Delhi Capitals

‘A few more members from the Delhi Capitals bio-bubble, including support staff members, have returned positive tests as well.

‘Though they are all asymptomatic, their condition is being monitored closely by the franchise.”

Marsh initially returned a negative Rapid Antigen Test after team physio Patrick Farhart tested positive to Covid and all players in the Capitals squad were isolated and tested.

There are now four confirmed cases of Covid from the Delhi camp, including Marsh, Farhart, team doctor Abhijit Salvi and another member of the support staff. 

The players were isolated to their rooms and tested, with Marsh testing positive on his second RAT. It is understood no other players have tested positive at this stage.

The full statement from the Delhi Capitals on Marsh and the other members of their camp that have contracted Covid despite being in a bio-bubble.

The full statement from the Delhi Capitals on Marsh and the other members of their camp that have contracted Covid despite being in a bio-bubble.

Marsh will need to isolate for at least a week, so he will miss the games against the Punjab Kings on Wednesday and the Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.

Indian and Australian cricket fans have been quick to send messages of support to Marsh through social media.

‘Oh god this guy has some really serious problem about his luck. Damn every time I got injured or any other problem. Feel bad for Mitchell. Anyway get well soon mate,’ an Indian supporter Tweeted.

There have also been many supporters calling for the IPL to be suspended because of the bio-bubble breach.

‘Stop IPL don’t play with humans life,’ one fan replied to the Capitals’ statement on Marsh.

The IPL is being played entirely in Pune and Mumbai this year with bio-bubbles established can crowds capped at 50 per cent. All players are required to be tested for Covid every five days, compared to every three days last season.

Marsh has played 32 Tests for Australia, 63 one day internationals and 36 T20 internationals

Marsh has played 32 Tests for Australia, 63 one day internationals and 36 T20 internationals

Last season the IPL had to be suspended halfway through the competition because of rising numbers of Covid cases. It was later relocated and completed in the UAE through September and October. 

Marsh has made just one appearance during this year’s IPL, scoring 14 in the Capitals’ 16-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.

The West Australian last played a Test match in 2019 but remains a key part of Australia’s white-ball teams and starred in last year’s T20 World Cup triumph.

Veteran Australia opener David Warner is also playing for Delhi this season, top-scoring with 66 in his last outing.

Marsh has played 32 Tests for Australia with 1260 runsa and 42 wickets, 63 one day internationals for 1672 runs and 50 wickets along with 36 T20 internationals with 239 runs and 15 wickets.  

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