Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings match now in Mumbai

Bombay: The upcoming IPL match between COVID-affected Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings was moved to Mumbai from Pune on Tuesday following a virus outbreak in the Risabh Pant-led team.

In a statement, the BCCI said it has moved Wednesday’s game to Brabourne stadium to ensure no COVID infection goes unnoticed in the bio-bubble.

Five members of Delhi Capitals, including Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, have tested positive for the virus.

Physio Patrick Farhart, sports massage therapist Chetan Kumar, team doctor Abhijit Salvi and social media team member Akash Mane have also contracted the infection.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday announced a change of venue for match No. 32 Delhi Capital vs Punjab Kings from MCA Stadium, Pune to Brabourne CCI, scheduled for April 20, 2022, to avoid any further incident due to undetected case during a long bus journey in a closed environment,” the BCCI said in a statement.

Delhi Capitals will not be allowed to play the game until Wednesday morning after RTPCR tests. All other players and support staff came back negative in tests conducted on Tuesday.

“The COVID positive cases are being isolated and kept under medical observation. They will be tested on days 6 and 7 and provided both tests are negative they will be reintegrated into Delhi Capitals bio-safe bubble.

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