Sports hit exhausting by Covid-19: Djokovic, 10 Pakistan cricketers amongst different athletes to contract coronavirus

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Novak Djokovic on Tuesday joined a protracted record of high-profile athletes who’ve examined constructive for Covid-19 up to now after confirmed that he had contracted the virus alongside along with his spouse, Jelena.

Djokovic organised the Adria Tour charity tennis match wherein three different gamers beforehand examined constructive for Covid-19 alongside along with his health coach as nicely.

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News of the world primary tennis participant Novak Djokovic contracting the virus got here simply minutes earlier than it was confirmed that 7 extra gamers of the Pakistan cricket group examined constructive for Covid-19, bringing the entire to 10 after Three had contracted the virus on Monday.

The record of high-profile athletes contracting coronavirus is rising bigger with every passing day now that sports activities has slowly resumed after a protracted hiatus.


Novak Djokovic is going through loads of criticism for organising the exhibition tennis match and bringing in gamers from different international locations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The the rest of the match was known as off after Djokovic and his spouse examined constructive together with Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki. Djokovic’s health coach additionally contracted the illness.

Prayers as much as all of the gamers which have contracted Covid – 19. Don’t @ me for something I’ve carried out that has been ‘irresponsible’ or labeled as ‘stupidity’ – this takes the cake.

— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 23, 2020


The Pakistan cricket group has been hit exhausting by the coronavirus pandemic after 7 gamers examined constructive for Covid-19, Three gamers had contracted the virus on Monday.

Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz have been added to the record of 10 which additionally consists of Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan and Haider Ali. A member of the help workers additionally acquired the illness after testing on Tuesday.

The 10 gamers are a part of the 29-member squad that was introduced for his or her upcoming tour to England. Pakistan are scheduled to play 3 Tests and as many T20Is in opposition to England in August-September in a bio-secure setting but it surely stays to be seen if the tour goes forward now with the information of those 10 gamers contracting coronavirus.

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Earlier this month, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi additionally confirmed that he examined constructive for Covid-19.

The Bangladesh cricket group has additionally been hit exhausting by the pandemic as Mashrafe Mortaza, left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam and opener Nafees Iqbal examined constructive for Covid-19.

Cricket South Africa additionally introduced on Monday that 7 individuals have contracted the virus after mass testing was carried out within the organisation. CSA nevertheless, didn’t reveal the id of those 7 individuals.


Blaise Mautuidi and Paulo Dybala have been the primary from top-level soccer to contract coronavirus and later individuals like Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini, Chelsea participant Callum-Hudson Oboi additionally acquired the illness.


The National Basketball Association (NBA) was the primary high-profile sporting league which noticed its gamers contracting the brand new coronavirus. Superstars like Kevin Durant, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell has examined constructive for Covid-19 following which the league was suspended indefinitely.


The Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) was additionally affected by Covid-19 after Ronald Souza and two of his cornermen examined constructive. Brazilian-born Souza was purported to battle American Uriah Hall at UFC 249, which was initially scheduled for April 18 in New York however postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.


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