The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Tuesday that the match between Delhi Capital and Punjab Kings, scheduled for April 20, will be moved from MCA Stadium in Pune to Brabourne - CCI.
The decision was made a day after the Delhi Capitals said Mitchell Marsh, an Australian allrounder, had tested positive for Covid-19, "so as to avoid any further occurrence owing to any undiscovered case during a long-distance bus travel in a closed environment," according to the board.
The change of venue was triggered, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, due to five Covid-19 positive cases among the Delhi Capitals squad, which have now been confirmed as:
1. Patrick Farhat – Physiotherapist (tested positive on April 15th)
2. Chetan Kumar - Sports Massage Therapist (tested positive on April 16th)
3. Mitchell Marsh – Player (tested positive on April 18th)
4. Abhijit Salvi – Team doctor (tested positive on April 18th)
5. Akash Mane – Social Media Content team member (tested positive on April 18th)
The Covid-positive cases are being isolated and monitored by doctors. On Days 6 and 7, they will be tested, and if both tests come back negative, they will be re-integrated into the Delhi Capitals bio-secured bubble.
The entire Delhi Capitals squad has been subjected to a daily RT-PCR testing protocol since April 16. On April 19th, the fourth set of RT-PCR tests came back negative. On the morning of April 20th, the Delhi Capitals will go through another round of RT-PCR testing.