The Delhi Capitals (DC), Indian Premier LeagueIPL) franchise, is in isolation after two Covid-19 cases at the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp here on Monday.
“The team has been asked to remain isolated at their hotel as they were opponents of KKR in their last match, played on April 29,” an official told IANS.
Two KKR bowlers – spinner Varun Chakravarti and pacer Sandeep Warrier – tested positive for Covid-19, leading to a postponement of the Kolkata franchise match on Monday against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
DC also played a game on Sunday against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and this also exposed the Punjab franchise. However, PBKS were indirectly linked to the affected KKR as they played against Delhi on Sunday.
“We had indirect contact. So if one of the capitals of Delhi doesn’t work, we won’t have to be isolated. But it’s not that we’re moving around. We stayed in our rooms all day on Monday because there was no practice. “, said an employee of the Punjab team.
DC is unlikely to train on Tuesday. DC will face KKR again in their next match on May 8. However, there is still no confirmation of this.
Currently, three teams – KKR, CSK, which also had several positive cases and DC – are in isolation.
MI, who last played CSK on May 1, said they have been conducting vigorous tests since the start of the tournament. MI team members are tested twice a day and strictly follow the protocols, so there are no worries as such, a team official said.