Mumbai, April 20: After Mitchell Marsh tested positive for Covid-19 on April 18, another foreign player for the Delhi Capitals became infected, hours before their match against the Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday, says a report on ESPNCricinfo.
The latest positive result brings the count of positive Covid-19 cases in the Delhi camp to six.
The report says the unnamed foreign player had tested positive for Covid-19 after taking a rapid antigen test (RAT) on Wednesday morning. He added that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will organize another round of tests, which will decide whether Delhi can play Punjab on Wednesday night.
“It is understood that the organizers kept open the option of rescheduling the match, which was moved from Pune to Mumbai on Tuesday. IPL he has also asked the Capitals contingent to run another round of tests on franchise personnel, and the fate of today’s game could be decided when those results are available. In the meantime, it is understood that Kings players will leave the venue, which could suggest the game will go ahead as scheduled,” the report said.
Earlier on Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had said that the match between Delhi and Punjab had been moved from the MCA stadium in Pune to the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai to avoid further incidents due to any undetected cases during a trip in long-distance bus in a closed environment.
The venue change was due to Marsh, physiotherapist Patrick Farhart, sports massage therapist Chetan Kumar, team physician Dr. Abhijit Salvi and social media content team member Akash Mane testing positive for Covid-19. Farhart was the first to test positive for COVID-19 on April 15, followed by Kumar on April 16. Then on April 18, Marsh, Dr. Salvi and Mane all tested positive for covid-19.
“The positive cases of Covid are under isolation and medical observation. They will be tested on the 6th and 7th and, subject to both tests being negative, they will be reintegrated into the Delhi Capitals biosecure bubble,” Shah’s statement read. Earlier, Delhi Capitals confirmed on Monday that Marsh had tested positive for covid-19, after which he was admitted to a hospital.
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