Ricky Ponting will miss tonight’s match due to a positive covid test in a family member: Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals (DC), will miss tonight’s match between the Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium after a member of his family tested positive for covid.
Ricky Ponting, in particular, has been segregated from the rest of the team and will not be accompanying them to the stadium for today’s match against the Rajasthan Royals. The Delhi Capitals confirmed the news in a statement issued earlier today.
According to reports, on Thursday and Friday, the whole Delhi contingent underwent Rapid Antigen Tests.
Ponting had tested negative in the Rapid Antigen Tests, but his proximity to the family member caused him to be quarantined for a brief time.
“Since then, Ponting has tested negative twice.” The management and medical staff have agreed that he would remain in isolation for five days in the best interests of the squad, as he was a close contact,” the Delhi Capitals stated in a statement.
Ricky Ponting will miss IPL Match due to a Family Covid Positive
“As a result, he will not be present at tonight’s game against Rajasthan Royals.” In the current situation, the franchise demands that Ponting and his family’s privacy be respected,” it added.
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and wicketkeeper batter Tim Siefert, as well as four non-playing members of the Delhi side, have previously tested positive for covid. The Delhi Capitals have verified that all of their players’ rehabilitation is being attentively watched.
“The entire team wishes everyone a fast recovery.”
Despite a covid outbreak in the camp, Delhi hammered Punjab Kings (PBKS) handily in their most recent match a few days ago.
Punjab were restricted to a meagre 115 for their innings, which the Capitals chased down in just 11 overs.
Delhi’s confidence must have soared after their stunning victory over the Punjab Kings of Mohali. The franchise has regained its winning ways and hopes to continue it today at Wankhede Stadium by upsetting the powerful Rajasthan Royals.