Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting will not be in the camp’s dugout for the match against Rajasthan Royals today after a family member tested positive for COVID19 the team said in a media statement ahead of the match in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Ricky Ponting To Miss Rajasthan Royals Match
According to Delhi Capitals, Ponting himself has tested negative twice but will remain in isolation for five days as he was a close contact.
“A family member of Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting has tested positive for COVID. The family has now been moved into an isolation facility and is being well taken care of,” Delhi Capitals said in a statement.
“Ponting himself has tested negative twice subsequently. However, in the best interest of the team, the management and medical team has decided that he will remain in isolation for five days, as he was a close contact. He will, therefore, not be present at the ground for tonight’s game against Rajasthan Royals. The franchise requests for Ponting and his family’s privacy to be respected in the current scenario.”
“The condition of all individuals in the bubble who have tested positive so far is being closely monitored. The team looks forward to everyone’s speedy recovery,” the statement added.
Earlier, ahead of Delhi Capitals’ clash against Punjab Kings on Wednesday, the IPL announced that DC had registered a 6th Covid case with New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Tim Seifert testing positive.
At the time, it was announced that DC’s match against RR on Friday will be shifted from the MCA Stadium in Pune to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as “a precautionary measure”.
Delhi Capitals are currently sixth in the IPL 2022 points table having won three of their six matches.
Here’s the full list of DC members who have contracted the virus so far:
- Patrick Farhat – Physiotherapist (tested positive on April 15)
- Chetan Kumar – Sports Massage Therapist (tested positive on April 16)
- Mitchell Marsh – Player (tested positive on April 18)
- Dr. Abhijit Salvi – Team doctor (tested positive on April 18)
- Akash Mane – Social Media Content team member (tested positive on April 18)
- Tim Seifert – Player (tested positive on April 20)
- Ricky Ponting’s family member – tested positive on April 22