Friday, 03 February 2023

Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals 20th April match moved to Mumbai from Pune

Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals 20th April match moved to Mumbai from Pune

The IPL 2022 match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday (20th April) has been moved to Brabourne Stadium, given the Covid situation in the Capitals' camp. A media release from the BCCI stated that the decision to move the game out of Pune, the game's original venue, was "to avoid any further incident due to an undetected case during a long-distance bus journey in a closed environment."

As of mid-day, 19th April, Mitchell Marsh, and four Delhi Capitals support staff members have tested positive for the virus. However, the fourth round of RT-PCR tests conducted on Tuesday morning has returned negative results. The contingent will be subject to another round of tests on the morning of the game.

Cricbuzz understands that because of the seriousness of the situation, the samples of the Delhi players and support staff were taken earlier than standard time today morning.

So that the BCCI had more time to take a call on the fate of the game - whether to go ahead with it in Pune, move it to Mumbai or reschedule it all together.

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Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings team, which was to travel to Pune for the game, has also stayed put in Mumbai and has a practice session scheduled for Tuesday evening.

It is also understood that DC has decided to come out of its forced isolation. With the BCCI clarifying the situation, they will go for practice at the BKC ground on Tuesday evening. Apart from Marsh, Patrick Farhat (physiotherapist), Chetan Kumar (sports massage therapist), Dr. Abhijit Salvi (team doctor), and Akash Mane (social media Content team member) are in isolation for testing positive.

The significant point is that DC is also scheduled to play a game in Pune on 22nd April against the Rajasthan Royals. It will have to be seen if the BCCI will move that game. "We don't have information on this," said a Delhi official.

the BCCI said.

"The Delhi Capitals contingent will undergo another round of RT-PCR testing on the morning of 20th April,"

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