The Delhi Capitals contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on the morning of April 20 (Image courtesy: Twitter/@DelhiCapitals)
After five Covid-19 positive cases in the Delhi Capitals IPL contingent, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday has announced a change of venue for Delhi's next game of the season.
The Delhi Capital versus Punjab Kings match scheduled for Wednesday has been shifted from Pune's MCA Stadium to Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium to "avoid any further incident" due to any undetected case during a long-distance bus journey in a closed environment.
The change of venue has been triggered due to five Covid-19 positive cases in the Delhi Capitals contingent, including Physiotherapist Patrick Farhat (tested positive on April 15), Massage Therapist Chetan Kumar (tested positive on April 16), Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (tested positive on April 18), team doctor Abhijit Salvi (tested positive on April 18) and social media content team member Akash Mane who tested positive on April 18.
"The Covid positive cases are under isolation and medical observation. They will be tested on Day 6 and 7 and subject to both the tests being negative they will be re-integrated into the Delhi Capitals bio-secured bubble," the BCCI said in a statement today.
The #DCvPBKS match scheduled for tomorrow, 20th April, has been shifted to the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai from MCA Stadium, Pune in light of the recent COVID-19 cases in the camp.
The entire contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on Wednesday morning. pic.twitter.com/EgZojafHLQ
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 19, 2022
From April 16, the entire Delhi Capitals contingent has been put under a daily RT-PCR testing procedure. The fourth round of RT-PCR tests conducted on April 19 have returned negative.
The Delhi Capitals contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on the morning of April 20.
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