In a big development, Wednesday’s game between CSK and Rajasthan Royals is set to be postponed, according to reports. Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L. Balaji and a member of the team’s service staff had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the CSK contingent will be undergoing 6 day quarantine and they have also informed BCCI of the same.
A BCCI official was quoted as saying, “As of now, the Delhi game between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad is on. But tomorrow’s game is likely to get postponed as Balaji has again tested positive for COVID-19. So we have two teams down, Kolkata Knight Riders and CSK.”
BCCI official (in ANI) said “As if now, Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match will happen but Rajasthan Royal vs Chennai Super Kings likely to be postponed as Balaji is tested positive”.
CSK’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad is also under threat. CSK is suppose to play SRH on May 7th. According to reports, CSK informed the BCCI that they will take the field once all players who came in contact with the two people who tested positive clear their three tests over a six day period, as per Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) of the IPL.
Entire IPL 2021 to shift base to Mumbai
Meanwhile, entire IPL 2021 is likely to shift to Mumbai after COVID-19 cases were found in KKR and CSK contingent. The BCCI is working on shifting the entire tournament to Wankhede and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai tentatively by Friday, May 7. Meanwhile, Brabourne stadium could be used for fitness and training purposes.