IPL 2021: Shams Mulani Joins DC As Axar Patel's Replacement For Brief Period
Mumbai left-arm spinner Shams Mulani has joined Delhi Capitals as a short-term replacement for Axar Patel in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Left-arm spinner Axar had tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the season and is under isolation and treatment.
"Delhi Capitals have brought in Shams Mulani as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for Axar Patel for their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign," said a statement from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Axar had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus during his mandatory quarantine ahead of the season and was subsequently taken to BCCI's medical facility for isolation and treatment.
"Mulani, a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler from Mumbai comes in as a replacement under VIVO IPL's Player Regulations. Under Regulation 6.1 (c), franchisees are allowed to sign a short-term replacement player until the original squad member is permitted to re-enter the team's bio-secure environment," the statement said further.