IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals quarantined ahead of PBKS match, possible second Covid-19 case in camp

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New Delhi : Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals have been hit by Covid-19 forcing them to cancel their plans to travel to Pune for their game against Punjab Kings, scheduled on Tuesday, 20 April. Sources have revealed to India Today that an unnamed DC player has tested positive for the virus in rapid antigen testing, which has forced the entire team to go into quarantine in Mumbai. The IPL, according to SOP will be confirming the result with a RT-PCR test.

As it stands, the entire DC squad will have to go through door to door testing for Covid-19 on Monday and Tuesday.

Earlier, on Friday, 15 April, DC physio Patrick Farhart had tested positive for the virus and was being monitored by the medical officials. Back in 2020, the league had to be postponed due to outbreak of the pandemic with players fleeing back to the countries in a bizzare frenzy. The league was taken out of the country and completed in the United Arab Emirates after the numbers had settled down in the Arabian shores. This year, due to the low numbers in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose to host the league in India, but kept the entire league stage localised in and around Mumbai to aid the strict bio-bubble regulations. At the moment, 25 oer cent crowd is allowed in the stadium, with India clocking close to 2000 Covid cases on a daily basis.