The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match between Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals has been rescheduled for Wednesday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Following the Covid-19 epidemic in the DC camp, the decision was made.
The match between Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals on Wednesday has been moved from Pune to Mumbai and will now be held at the Brabourne Stadium. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the decision on Tuesday. In a press release, the BCCI stated that the match will be moved “to avoid any future issue owing to any undiscovered case during a long-distance bus ride in a closed environment.”
Mitchell Marsh, an overseas all-rounder, tested positive for the virus after physio Patrick Farhart and a few other members of the support crew. Marsh was then admitted to the hospital and is being evaluated by a medical team.
In the BCCI’s communication, the names of the five Delhi Capitals players who tested positive for COVID-19 were also revealed, Chetan Kumar – Sports Massage Therapist, Patrick Farhat – Physiotherapist (tested positive on April 15th) (tested positive on April 16th), Mitchell Marsh is a football player (tested positive on April 18th)
Farhart was the first to test positive, returning on April 15 with the news. On April 18, massage therapist Chetan Kumar, team doctor Abhijit Salvi, and member of the franchise’s social media team Akash Mane all tested positive for the virus, which was followed by positive test results from Marsh, team doctor Abhijit Salvi, and member of the franchise’s social media team Akash Mane.
The players and support staff of a club in the bio-bubble are tested every fifth day, according to BCCI’s Covid-19 testing guidelines, as opposed to every third day the previous season. Marsh, who has been confirmed to have gotten the virus, had played for the first time this season in the encounter against RCB. He won’t be able to participate again until the virus has totally left his body and he has tested negative for Covid-19 multiple times in Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals match.
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According to the announcement, the DC contingent will go through another round of RT-PCR testing on April 20, after which, CricTracker understands, a definitive decision on the game’s destiny will be made. Anyone who contracts Covid-19 must serve a mandatory seven-day quarantine and return two negative RT-PCR tests before being allowed to enter the bubble, according to current BCCI guidelines.
On Monday, the Delhi Capitals team was tested for the virus, but the findings were negative. The results of Tuesday’s next round of testing have yet to be obtained. The match against PBKS could be jeopardized if one or two more positive cases arrive from the team.
A club can also form a squad provided there are at least 12 players available, including at least seven Indians and one substitute, in the event of multiple positive cases at a camp. In the event that a team has fewer than 12 players, the BCCI will reschedule the match, and if that is not possible, the subject will be sent to the IPL’s technical committee, whose decision will be final.
Meanwhile, the IPL has had experience with Covid-19 before, with the previous edition having to be halted in the middle of the tournament due to the revelation of positive instances in as many as five different camps. The league stage was then restarted in the United Arab Emirates, and the tournament was completed in October 2021.
After losing their last two T20 league matches, both Delhi and Punjab are seeking to get back on track. While Dinesh Karthik’s masterclass undid DC in the previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, PBKS failed to reach their full potential in the encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which also saw their skipper Mayank Agarwal miss the match due to injury Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals.