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Delhi Capitals player tests positive for COVID-19; team likely to cancel their travel to Pune

Delhi will face Punjab Kings in Pune on 20 April, Wednesday.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 18 April 2022 12:41 pm

Delhi Capitals camp has received a major blow after a player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The Delhi Capitals’ physio Farhart had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and has been undergoing mandatory isolation.

However, the name of the player hasn’t been confirmed yet, it is being reported that the team has cancelled their scheduled travel to Pune ahead of their next IPL game, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 20 April against Punjab Kings. The entire squad has been put under quarantine in their rooms with door-to-door Covid-19 tests scheduled for today and tomorrow.

The reported player who is said to be an overseas signing from Australia tested positive on the Rapid Antigen Test and will undergo further RT-PCR tests to confirm the result.

“DC were supposed to travel to Pune today but the entire squad members have been told to retire to their respective rooms and as per protocol RT PCR is being done to ascertain whether there is an outbreak in the camp or it is an isolated case like Patrick Farhart,” a BCCI source told PTI on Monday.

It is understood another member of the support staff has also shown symptoms but RT-PCR results are awaited. “All teams are staying at Conrad Hotel in Pune where BCCI has created a bio-bubble. They were supposed to travel but now it has been delayed. Obviously, all those whose results would be negative would carry on with onward journey tomorrow,” the source said.

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