The 32nd match of the ongoing IPL 2022 between Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS) has come under cloud after another foreign player from the DC camp tested positive for COVID-19 after a Rapid Antigen Test conducted on Wednesday afternoon, the sixth such case in the camp.
The match was already shifted from Pune to Brabourne stadium in Mumbai after Australian Mitchell Marsh, the team physio Patrick Farhart and three other support staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2-3 days. Marsh was hospitalized after his test returned positive for COVID-19.
This put the match in jeopardy and was moved to Mumbai to avoid any further transmission of the virus due to any undetected case during a long-distance bus journey in a closed environment.
“The change of venue has been triggered due to (then) five COVID-19 positive cases in the Delhi Capitals contingent,” BCCI had said in a statement on Tuesday.
Now the Indian Express has reported that the BCCI has informed Delhi Capitals that they will be testing players who are scheduled to play Wednesday’s game at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. The Delhi Capitals players have been asked to go to their rooms and BCCI will arrange for door-to-door testing.
It is said that the match will be played with those players whose test reports return negative. The rest of the team and support staff will be tested later.
(Indian Express inputs)