The COVID-19 scare has hit Delhi Capitals, forcing the franchise to cancel its scheduled travel to Pune ahead of its fixture against Punjab Kings on Wednesday.
A couple of days after its physio Patrick Farhart tested positive for the virus, it is understood that another member of the team – an overseas player, who has shown mild symptoms – has tested positive in Rapid Antigen Test and will undergo RT-PCR.
As a precautionary measure, the players have been under quarantine in their rooms with door-to-door Covid-19 tests scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Depending on how things pan out, the BCCI will take a call on Wednesday’s fixture.
While the franchise remained tight-lipped on the matter, sources in the Board have indicated that it is in the process of chalking out a plan to ensure that the virus does not spread among other teams.
Capitals had played its last group league match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, a day after Farhart and a masseur tested positive for the virus. The Capitals players were advised to stay away from hugging or shaking hands with RCB players.