IPL 2022 – CSK vs DC

Recent Match Report - Punjab Kings vs Capitals 32nd Match 2022

A question mark hangs over Sunday’s evening match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals after a member of the Capitals’ contingent has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. ESPNcricinfo has learned that the entire team underwent a fresh round of PCR tests on Sunday morning and was asked by IPL authorities to stay in their hotel rooms until further notice.

The news was first reported by Indian Express which said that the person who tested positive was sharing a room with another player. Both of them have now been isolated. No details, including whether the person returned positive rapid antigen test or a positive RT-PCR test, could be confirmed.

The IPL has not issued any comment including whether the match, scheduled at DY Patil Sports Academy, will go ahead.

Capitals players mingled with Super Kings on Saturday at the teams’ training session. It is understood that the Super Kings have not yet been asked to undergo any fresh tests.

The news is unlikely to disrupt both Capitals and the IPL. After a few members of Capitals’ contingent, including Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, returned a positive test, the IPL conducted several rounds of PCR tests before allowing the team back on the field. Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting also had to isolate in his hotel room for five days after a family member tested positive.A couple of Capitals’ matches were shifted from Pune to Mumbai to restrict travel.

As per the IPL rules, any person testing positive in the tournament bubble would need to isolate for a minimum of seven days. To re-enter the bubble, the person would need to return consecutive negative PCR tests taken 24 hours apart.

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