Overseas Player Among 3 Covid Positive In Delhi Capitals: BCCI Sources

Overseas Player Among 3 Covid Positive In Delhi Capitals: BCCI Sources

IPL 2022: An overseas DC player has tested positive for Covid, says report.© BCCI/IPL

An overseas player in the Delhi Capitals team has tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of positive cases in the franchise to three, sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told NDTV. The sources confirmed that physio Patrick Farhart and the team masseur had tested positive last week, while the player’s test results returned positive earlier today. The entire Delhi Capitals contingent is awaiting its RT-PCR test results currently.

The latest developments have forced the franchise to delay its travel to Pune for its next IPLmatch against Punjab Kings on Wednesday. It is understood that an Australian all-rounder showed some symptoms and a Rapid Antigen Test was performed which came positive. “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,” a BCCI source told PTI on Monday.

It 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,” the source said.

The development comes after team physio Farhart tested positive last week. “We were supposed to leave today but have been told to stay in room until further notice,” said a team source.

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With COVID cases rising outside the IPL bio-bubble, the virus threat inside the protected environment has also increased.

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Last season, the tournament had to be suspended midway due to the second wave before it could be completed in the UAE in September-October.

(With PTI inputs)

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