IPL 2022: A Delhi Capitals overseas player tests positive for COVID-19 according to a new report. Sources cited by PTI include BCCI. Forcing the franchise to postpone its trip to Pune for Wednesday’s IPL match against the Punjab Kings.
An overseas DC player tested positive to COVID-19, forcing the franchise to postpone its trip to Pune for its next IPL match against the PBKS on Wednesday. It is believed that an Australian all-rounder displayed some symptoms. Prompting a Rapid Antigen Test, which resulted in a positive result. “DC were supposed to travel to Pune today, but the entire squad has been told to retire to their respective rooms, and as per protocol, RT PCR is being done to determine whether there is an outbreak in the camp or if it is an isolated case like Patrick Farhart,” a BCCI source told PTI on Monday.
Another member of the DC support staff also developed COVID-19 symptoms, but RT-PCR results are still pending.
“All teams are staying at the Conrad Hotel in Pune, which has a bio-bubble created by BCCI. They were supposed to travel, but it has now been postponed. Those whose results were negative would, of course, continue their journey the following day “According to the source.
The news follows the positive test of team physio Farhart last week. “We were supposed to leave today, but we’ve been told to stay in the room until further notice,” a team source said.
With the rise in COVID cases outside the IPL bio-bubble, the virus threat within the protected environment has also risen.
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.