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Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings amid COVID cases

COVID Cases:- Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant, after registering a win over Punjab Kings on April 20, said that there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether it will be played before the start of the IPL 2022 match due to the COVID-19 case. No. Pant praised the performance of his three spinners, due to which the team was able to bundle Punjab Kings for 115 runs. He also praised the performances of openers David Warner (60 not out) and Prithvi Shaw, with the help of which the team registered a comfortable nine-wicket victory in 10.3 overs. Tim Seifert of Delhi Capitals was found positive in the morning’s COVID-19 investigation, due to which doubts were raised about the match.

IPL 2022: Rishabh Pant told how Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings amid COVID cases in the team

Pant said after the match, there was a lot of doubt about COVID. The players were also in doubt. We were also a little nervous as there was talk that it might be canceled. But we talked as a team and focused our attention on the match. The team easily achieved this small target with Warner’s half-century and a partnership of 83 for the first wicket with Shaw (41). He said about Warner and Shaw, mostly I let them play freely because they know their roles. Delhi Capitals have to play all the matches. Results are not in our control, but we have to try our best in every match.

Spinners were getting help

Pant said about the bowlers, the pitch was helping the spinners and all three of our spinners bowled brilliantly. After an over or two on this wicket, I noticed that the ball was stalling a bit and I thought I should use spin more. I thought he should be stopped till 150.

What Mayank Agarwal said

Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal blamed the defeat on his poor batting and poor bowling. We neither bowled well nor batted well. We have to forget this performance. We lost a lot of wickets in the beginning, but I don’t want to talk too much about it. A score of 180 would have been fine, but we could not reach there. I could have given one or two overs to the spinners but didn’t do that at that time.

How did 6 COVID cases come to Delhi Capitals in 6 days, the team doctor’s dinner party spoiled the matter?

The BCCI had told that the match will be held despite the arrival of the sixth COVID-19 case in the Delhi campThere was doubt about the conduct of the match after New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert was also found to be COVID-19 positive. But this doubt was over after the remaining members of Delhi’s team came negative twice in the investigation before the match. But after the arrival of six cases of corona in the team, questions are being raised about the bio bubble. It is being asked where the mistake happened. In this team, six cases of corona have come in six days.

The BCCI (Cricket Board of India) had said in a statement, “The entire team of Delhi Capitals was tested twice today for COVID-19. The 32nd match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings at Brabourne-CCI today will be played as per schedule as today’s second round of the COVID-19 test has come negative. There is a lot of discussion about team doctor Abhijeet Salvi’s Easter dinner that during this time the bio-bubble was violated. Salvi, the former medical officer of Team India, is under the scanner.

Salvi was a doctor even when the corona case was found on the Sri Lanka tour

Salvi was the Indian team doctor in Sri Lanka when the COVID-19 infection spread in the team and seven Indian players were ruled out due to it. Then the protocols were different and the players who were not fed in the match were mostly close contacts. It is also being asked why many foreign players were involved in the team dinner in celebration of Easter while Delhi physio Patrick Farhart was positive. Questions are also being asked as to why Salvi did not ensure strict protocols as a team doctor.

Marsh turned positive before Sifert

The second foreign player of the Delhi Capitals team has been found to be COVID-19 positive. Before Seifert, Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was corona infected, taking the total number of positive cases in his team to six. According to the rules of the IPL, at least 12 players are required to organize the match in case of COVID-19 infection in the team, out of which seven are Indians. There is also the option of holding the match later if the minimum number of players are not available.

The BCCI on Tuesday was forced to shift the match from Pune to Mumbai after cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Delhi Capitals team to avoid any unidentified cases (which tested positive) during the long journey in a closed environment inside the bus. Has not come) to avoid getting infected by other players.

Delhi’s next match also shifted

The next match of Delhi Capitals is on April 22, which has also been shifted from Pune to Mumbai. According to a BCCI statement, the BCCI on Wednesday announced to move the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals to be held at the MCA Stadium in Pune on 22 April 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is a precautionary step as the sixth COVID-19 cases has been reported in Delhi Capitals, with New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Seifert testing positive in today’s RT-PCR test.


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