CSK (Photo Credits: IANS)
New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday between Chennai Super Kings and (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will now be held at a later date as bowling coach L Balaji’s COVID-19 (COVID) -19) Due to being found positive, CSK has to undergo rigorous isolation. According to the Board’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), if any person comes in contact with an infected person, he will have to remain on segregation for six days and during this time three reports of his RT PCR should be negative. IPL 2021: Suspense on CSK and RR match, BCCI is now waiting for the government’s decision to transfer to Mumbai
An official of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) told PTI on the condition of confidentiality: “The match between CSK and Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium tomorrow will be held at a later date under SOP rules. Balaji came in support of all the players and hence all of them have to live in strict isolation. They should be tested every day. ”
When CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan was contacted, he said that CSK has informed BCCI about Balaji’s RT PCR result. He said, “We have informed that Balaji’s test has come positive and as per SOP our players have gone on segregation. ”
CSK players, however, came negative in their pre-determined RT PCR test.
This is the second match in the IPL, whose schedule will be rescheduled. Earlier on Monday, his match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier were found positive.
Delhi will host the match of Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad this evening. The match is yet to be played according to the predetermined schedule but there remains a concern as Mumbai Indians played against CSK on Saturday and Balaji came in contact with many of his players during the match. Many in the BCCI believe that it would be sensible to change the schedule of Tuesday’s match as well.
BCCI sources said, “Even Mumbai Indians players are at risk because of playing against CSK. The ideal situation would be that the BCCI reschedule the schedule of today’s match as well. Symptoms usually appear on the sixth or seventh day when an infected person comes in contact.
It is also being speculated that the remaining matches of the tournament should be held at the same venue in Mumbai, but there are problems related to the logistics.
The official said, “What will you do for seven days of rigorous segregation for many employees of the hotel as you will need at least four hotels to prepare a new bio bubble.”
If the tournament is held in Mumbai then Kolkata and Bengaluru will not get a chance to organize their part matches. Another idea is to continue organizing matches in the same places – Delhi and Ahmedabad – which are still being used. A franchise team official said, “You must have seen that the situation was under control when matches were being organized in Chennai and Mumbai.” Problems arose after teams traveled from one city to another. ”
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