In yet another development in the COVID-19 saga in the Indian Premier League (IPL) bio-bubbles that began today with as many as 10 positive cases of the disease being reported, the Delhi Capitals (DC) team has been asked to go into quarantine by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This is because of the fact that DC played Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the 29th of April.
Two players from the KKR franchise – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19 today, leading to the entire team to go into hard quarantine. There were also other cases reported in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp and in the groundstaff at the Feroz Shah Kotla (Arun Jaitley Stadium) in Delhi. All of these led to a cloud of doubt hanging over the conduct of the remainder of the IPL.
Delhi Capitals official speaks on BCCI’s advice to go into quarantine
An official from the Delhi Capitals franchise spoke to Cricbuzz about the imposition of quarantine on the side and said, “As we had played our last game against KKR, we have been advised to go into quarantine and all of us are in isolation. We are all in our rooms,” a Delhi Capitals official told this website. We don’t have any information if that practice session will go ahead.”
It remains to be seen as to what decision the BCCI will further take. The next match for DC is incidentally against KKR once again in the reverse fixture on Saturday. Now, the fixture is seriously in doubt with both teams in hard quarantine. Meanwhile, organizers and franchise officials have made it clear that the tournament will go ahead as per the original schedule tomorrow with the match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).