After a positive Covid case was discovered in the most recent round of testing, the Delhi Capitals are obliged to remain in isolation once more. A net bowler has tested positive, according to sources within the team and the BCCI.
The news broke just hours before the Capitals were set to play Chennai Super Kings at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday evening (May 8). According to sources, a further round of testing took place on Sunday morning, with all members of the contingent confined to their rooms.
The BCCI is yet to make a declaration, although franchise sources have stated that no changes to the fixture schedule are expected. “
“We understand the match will take place; otherwise, we would have received notification by now,” a CSK official said.
“It’s just a net bowler, and everyone is in their rooms. As a result, we do not anticipate any modifications.”
The Rishabh Pant-led team has ten points from ten games, with five wins and the same number of defeats, and is still in contention for a playoff berth. Following Sunday’s match, they will play Rajasthan Royals on May 11, Punjab Kings on May 16, and Mumbai Indians on May 21.
The Delhi squad has been put into isolation for the second time this season of IPL 2022. Six members of the team tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this season, including physio Patrick Farhart, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, keeper-batter Tim Seifert, and three other non-playing members.
Their games against Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which had been slated for Pune, were also shifted to Mumbai. Currently, Delhi is standing at 5th position and would not want to lose any match from here which will hinder their chances to get to the playoffs.