Due to the covid epidemic, the BCCI has changed the venue of the DCvsPBKS match: Following a covid outbreak in the former team’s camp, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chosen to play the Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
The match had been scheduled to take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
“UPDATE: In light of the recent COVID-19 cases in the camp, the #DCvPBKS match scheduled for tomorrow, April 20th, has been changed to the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai from the MCA Stadium, Pune,” posted Delhi Capitals on social media.
It further stated that the entire squad, including support personnel and non-playing members, will be subjected to RT-PCR testing on Wednesday morning in order to remain safe ahead of the match against Punjab Kings.
Due to the covid outbreak, BCCI has changed the venue of the DCvsPBKS match
“On Wednesday morning, the entire contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing.”
In the previous several days, at least five members of the Delhi Capitals contingent have tested positive for covid.
The BCCI said in a statement that the change of venue was prompted by five COVID-19 positive instances within the Delhi Capitals’ squad.
- Patrick Farhat – Physiotherapist (tested positive on April 15).
- Chetan Kumar – Sports Massage Therapist (tested positive on April 16).
- Dr Abhijit Salvi – Team doctor (tested positive on April 18).
- Mitchell Marsh – Player (tested positive on April 18).
- Akash Mane – Social Media Content team member (tested positive on April 18).
Mitchell Marsh, an Australian all-rounder, was admitted to hospital on April 18th after testing positive for covid.
According to the sources, the entire DC group is tested on a regular basis. Every day, testing are conducted to see whether there are any unidentified covid cases. Thankfully, the results of the April 19 tests were negative.
“The Covid-positive cases are being isolated and monitored by doctors. They will be checked on Days 6 and 7, and if both tests come back negative, they will be re-integrated into the Delhi Capitals bio-secured bubble, according to the BCCI.
“The entire Delhi Capitals contingent has been subjected to daily RT-PCR testing since April 16.” On April 19, the fourth round of RT-PCR tests came back negative.
Every fifth day during normal circumstances, every franchise in the Tata IPL 2022 is tested for covid, according to the BCCI’s standards. The BCCI, on the other hand, applauds a franchise’s move to do more frequent testing.