IPL 2021: Five Ground Staff At Delhi Tested Positive For Covid-19; Placed In Isolation

Five Ground Staff At Delhi Tested Positive

After 2 Kolkata Knight Riders players and 3 Chennai Super Kings staff members tested positive for COVID-19, now 5 Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) ground staff tested positive and were immediately isolated.

Arun Jaitley Stadium has hosted four IPL 2021 matches so far, all of them high-scoring matches; is scheduled to host the Mumbai Indians-Sunrisers Hyderabad clash on Tuesday, and three more games after that.

Five Ground Staff At Delhi Tested Positive

CSK, who are also in Delhi, canceled their training session for the day before their match against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.

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The first news of players contracting the virus came Monday morning when Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, both part of the KKR team, tested positive. Therefore, their match against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad on Monday has been rescheduled.

This is the first incident of positive Covid-19 cases within the IPL bubble since the 2021 season began on April 9, following the first positive cases from Nitish Rana, Axar Patel, and Devdutt Padikkal.

Chakravarthy is believed to have recently stepped out of the IPL biosafety bubble through the official green channel to perform a shoulder scan on him at a hospital, which is where he may have been exposed to the virus. Aside from Chakravarthy and Warrier, the rest of the Knight Riders squad have provided negative evidence.

It was later reported that three members of the CSK IPL contingent, CEO K Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji, and a bus cleaner, tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday; the rest have yielded negative results.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the three people in question here underwent another covid test on Monday “to rule out the possibility of a false positive.” If positive, they must undergo a minimum of 10 days of isolation outside the IPL bubble and return two negative tests before re-entering the bubble.

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