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| On Apr 19, 2022 10:01 AM IST

IPL 2022, Match 32 DC vs PBKS Venue Changed? Here’s the update


DC vs PBKS: The Delhi Capitals (DC) have been rocked by some serious calamity in the form of a big COVID-19 outbreak during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season. DC’s premier all-rounder Mitchell Marsh alongside team physio Patrick Farhat and a member of the social media team have tested positive for the virus. Marsh has also been hospitalised while four of the other members in the Delhi Capitals squad have been identified as close contacts.

IPL 2022, Match 32 DC vs PBKS Venue Changed? Here’s the update

The entire Delhi Capitals squad is currently under a strict quarantine in their respective rooms with door-to-door Covid-19 tests scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. It is quite evident that there seems to be a panic in the Delhi-based IPL franchise camp after which they also cancelled their scheduled travel to Pune ahead of their next match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 20 April, 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The IPL technical committee has come up with a big announcement that the upcoming DC vs PBKS match will now take place at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on 20 April (Wednesday).

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Delhi Capitals medical team is right now closely monitoring the whole situation and the health of the players as well as support staff members. A similar type of situation occurred during the first leg of IPL 2021 when the tournament was suspended indefinitely due to multiple COVID-19 cases in different teams. However, the T20 carnival was then hosted successfully in the UAE.

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According to the BCCI, as many as five members of the Delhi Capitals contingent have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which the only player is Mitchell Marsh. The board has also released the complete details regarding the COVID outbreak in the DC camp.

The change of venue has been triggered due to five COVID-19 positive cases in the Delhi Capitals contingent.

1. Mr Patrick Farhat – Physiotherapist (tested positive on April 15th)

2. Mr Chetan Kumar – Sports Massage Therapist (tested positive on April 16th)

3. Mr Mitchell Marsh – Player (tested positive on April 18th)

4. Dr Abhijit Salvi – Team doctor (tested positive on April 18th)

5. Mr Akash Mane – Social Media Content team member (tested positive on April 18th)

“The COVID positive cases are under isolation and medical observation. They will be tested on Day 6 and 7 and subject to both the tests being negative they will be re-integrated into the Delhi Capitals bio-secured bubble. From April 16th onwards, the entire Delhi Capitals contingent has been put under a daily RT-PCR testing procedure. The 4th round of RT-PCR tests conducted on April 19th have returned negative. The Delhi Capitals contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on the morning of April 20th,” stated the IPL Media Advisory.

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DC 2022 Squad: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Praveen Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.

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