IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals’ player tests positive for Covid-19, travel for next match delays

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New Delhi: A team player from Delhi Capitals has tested positive for Covid-19, propelling the franchise to postpone its travel to Pune for its next Indian Premium League 2022 conflict against Punjab Kings on Wednesday. The overseas player showed some symptoms, and after the Rapid Antigen Test was performed, it came positive.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, clouds of concern are overlooking DC as one of the players from the team has tested positive because of which the whole team has been quarantined in the hotel for the time being. 

The Delhi Capitals are supposed to travel from Mumbai to Pune on Monday, for their match against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium on Wednesday.

A few weeks back, team physio Patrick Farhart had tested positive and was sent to isolation. Since the IPL 2022 has been started on March 26, this is the first Covid-19 case. Last year IPL 2021 had to be postponed due to the mayhem of Covid-19, and the second leg was played in the UAE.

A BCCI source told PTI on Monday, “DC were supposed to travel to Pune today but the entire squad members have been told to retire to their respective rooms and as per protocol RT PCR is being done to ascertain whether there is an outbreak in the camp or it is an isolated case like Patrick Farhart.”

t is understood another member of the support staff has also shown symptoms but RT-PCR results are awaited. “All teams are staying at Conrad Hotel in Pune where BCCI has created a bio-bubble. They were supposed to travel but now it has been delayed. Obviously, all those whose results would be negative would carry on with onward journey tomorrow,” a source added. 

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A source from the team also conveyed, “We were supposed to leave today but have been told to stay in room until further notice.”

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:April 18, 2022, 2:39 p.m.

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