Question mark over CSK-DC IPL game after Delhi player tests COVID positive

As per the protocols of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), all the members of the Delhi contingent have to undergo another round of COVID tests, and before that, they will be in isolation.

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Ahead of its IPL 2022 game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) today (May 8), Delhi Capitals (DC) has again been hit with a COVID-19 positive case and the player has been isolated. Now, there is a question mark over the contest.

A net bowler with the Delhi team has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports on Sunday.

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The bowler was sharing a room with another cricketer and now both have been isolated, Indian Express reported.

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As per the protocols of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), all the members of the Delhi contingent have to undergo another round of COVID tests, and before that, they will be in isolation.

The match on Sunday evening (7:30 pm) is scheduled to be played at Navi Mumbai’s D Y Patil Stadium. So far, IPL has not issued any official statement.

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Last month too at lease six COVID positive cases were reported from the Delhi contingent. Mitchell Marsh was hospitalised after contracting the virus. The team’s physio Patrick Farhart, wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert had also tested COVID positive.

The franchise’s head coach Ricky Ponting was in isolation after a family member tested COVID positive. Also, due to COVID cases, Delhi’s matches were moved from Pune to Mumbai.

“The decision on the change of venue was made as a precautionary measure after Delhi Capitals registered the 6th COVID case with New Zealand wicketkeeper Mr Tim Seifert returning positive in today’s RT-PCR testing,” IPL had said in a statement on April 20.

“The entire Delhi Capitals contingent underwent 2 rounds of COVID testing today. Match No. 32 involving Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings scheduled today at Brabourne – CCI will go ahead as per the schedule after the second round of COVID tests returned negative today,” it added.

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