The scheduled Indian Premier League game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals has been postponed amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in India. On Tuesday, a BCCI official told PTI about the development. The match between the two sides was slated to take place on May 5 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Chennai sowed their reluctance over playing the match after two members of their squad tested positive for the novel virus.Also Read - Delhi Reports 10 COVID Deaths in 24 Hours; Over 2,000 New Cases. Key Points to Know
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As per a report in the Indian Express, CSK had informed BCCI that they would take the field only if all the players who came in contact with the two CSK Covid-19 positive members got themselves tested. Also Read - Kim Jong Un 'Seriously Ill' With 'High Fever' During Covid Surge, Reveals His Sister
The CSK official also revealed that they have requested the BCCI to reschedule the game against the Royals. If that happens, it will only add to the troubles of the BCCI.
“The coach is asymptomatic. However, as per the BCCI’s Covid protocols, everybody who has come in contact with him will have to undergo a six-day quarantine. We can’t play our next game (against Rajasthan Royals). The BCCI knows about the testing protocols and how many tests need to become negative before an all-clear is given. We have communicated it to the BCCI. They will have to reschedule the game between CSK and Rajasthan Royals,” a CSK official told The Indian Express.
Meanwhile, speculations are rife over the SRH versus MI match that is scheduled to take place in Delhi on Tuesday may not happen after five DDCA groundsmen contracted the virus. There is nothing official about the match from the BCCI thus far.