As per the reports, Delhi Capitals’ Assistant Physio has been tested positive for coronavirus on September 6. After Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals now becomes the third franchise to report a positive case.
If sources are to be believed, the physio had been in quarantine and hasn’t contacted anyone in the team. He had travelled independently to UAE earlier this week and tested negative in the first two tests, conducted on days 1 and 3 respectively after arrival. The third RT-PCR test, conducted on Day 6, has returned a positive result.
“He was isolated immediately, and is currently at the IPL Isolation Facility in Dubai for the next 14 days, at the end of which he will have to produce two negative reports for him to be able to join the Delhi Capitals squad. The franchise’s medical team is in constant touch with him, and wishes him a speedy recovery,” the release stated.
As per the tournament’s Standard Operating Procedure, other squad members will be tested on the fifth day of every week throughout the tournament. Delhi Capitals are based in Dubai and will continue training in the build-up to IPL 2020. They will play their first game against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on September 20.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will start from 19th September 2020, while the final will played on 10th November 2020. After waiting for long, IPL 2020 schedule was announced on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings will play against Mumbai Indians in the first match of IPL. The tournament will run for a span of 46 days. All the matches will be played in three stadiums- Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. 24 matches will be held in Dubai, while 20 matches will be played in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah will stage 12 matches.