#IPL2022, PBKSvsDC: COVID cases in Delhi contingent cause change of venue


Increase in COVID-19 cases has once again hast its shadows on the ongoing Indian Premier League 2022 and the organisers have changed the venue for the game between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that the clash between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will now be held in Brabourne, Mumbai instead of Pune.

The decision of changing the venue was taken to avoid any further incidents due to any undetected COVID-19 case during a long-distance bus journey in a closed environment, after five COVID-19 positive cases were found in the Delhi Capitals contingent. “The COVID positive cases are under isolation and medical observation. They will be tested on Day 6 and 7 and subject to both the tests being negative they will be re-integrated into the Delhi Capitals bio-secured bubble,” stated an official statement of IPL.

“From April 16 onwards, the entire Delhi Capitals contingent has been put under a daily RT-PCR testing procedure. The 4th round of RT-PCR tests conducted on April 19 have returned negative.

The Delhi Capitals contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on the morning of April 20,” added further.

The positive cases in the DC camp included physiotherapist Patrick Farhat, sports massage therapist Chetan Kumar, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, team doctor Dr Abhijit Salvi and social media content team member Akash Mane. (ANI)


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