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Delhi Capitals hit by Covid19 scare, one player tested covid positive: IPL 2022: The Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 proceedings for once went into jeopardy as Delhi Capitals (DC) camp was hit by a covid scare after one of their playing members tested covid positive in the Rapid Antigen Test. Delhi, subsequently, cancelled its travel to Pune for its next IPL match against Punjab Kings in wake of the covid19 outbreak in the camp.

The reports claimed that door-to-door RT-PCR testing was done on Monday and encouraging reports have emerged from the Delhi Capitals camp. All the playing and non-playing staff have returned covid negative, including Mitchell Marsh, who earlier showed symptoms of the dreaded virus.

It’s important to note that the previous edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL) had to be suspended midway in India after a couple of franchises reported covid19 outbreak in their camps. Multiple covid positive reports came up in a matter of a few days and the BCCI had to abruptly suspend the tournament, which was later rescheduled in the UAE.

“Mitchell Marsh’s RT-PCR report has come negative. RT-PCR report is supposed to be conclusive evidence and all other members have also tested negative in RT-PCR tests,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday.

Though earlier, Delhi Capitals were reluctant to travel to Pune for a match against Punjab Kings, now they are all clear to travel the distance and the DCvsPBKS match is on, said the BCCI official.

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“There is no threat to Wednesday’s match between DC and PBKS.” the senior BCCI official added.

Notably, the Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was undergoing his rehabilitation program under DC physio Patrick Farhart, who had contracted the virus and was sent into isolation. It was later assumed that Marsh may have picked covid symptoms as he was training under the guidance of physio Patrick Farhart.

“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 had earlier said.

As per the covid guidelines put in place by the BCCI, all the team members will be tested every fifth day, unlike last year where it was every third day. However, the BCCI has welcomed any franchise that wants its members to be tested before that as well.

Now with the reports coming out negative, the match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will go as per the schedule. DC will trace their way to Pune’s MCA International Stadium shortly after BCCI provides them clearance.

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