Delhi Capitals physio Patrick
Farhart has tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, reported news agency ANI.
He is currently under observation of the DC Medical Team. This is the first bio
bubble breach in the ongoing season of IPL.

Delhi Capitals will face Royal
Challengers Bangalore
on April 16.

Meanwhile, Australian cricket team
all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was bought by Delhi Capitals (DC) at the IPL
2022 Mega Auction, has returned to the squad ahead of the match vs Royal
Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

DC have had a mixed tournament till now.
They lost two back-to-back matches after winning the first match against Mumbai
(MI) but they pulled things back a bit with a win over Kolkata Knight
Riders (KKR).

The 15th edition of IPL is being held in
Maharashtra across four venues – Wankhede Stadium and Cricket Club of India
(CCI) in Mumbai, DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai and Maharashtra Cricket
Association Stadium in Pune.

The matches are being held under strict
COVID protocol, as was recommended by the Board of Cricket Control India

Last season the IPL had to be postponed
in India after the bio bubble breach was reported. Later the second half of the
season was held in the UAE.

The BCCI also deployed Bubble Integrity
officials who had followed the developments of the players and care staff
during the second please of IPL 2021 scheduled to occur in the UAE from
September 19 to October 15.

This was one of the pointers in the
46-page health advisory set forth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India
for the resumption of the IPL second phase.

“The BCCI has decided to do away with
the idea of wearing contact-tracing bands as not only is it sometimes difficult
to feed information for sportspersons during the course of a tournament, but
also, we had a few instances earlier this year when the devices couldn’t catch
the movement of the players and the fact that they had left a certain location
wasn’t updated and players and support staff realized this much later.

“As a result, it has been decided that
the Bubble Integrity officers present with the teams will keep a track of the
movements and act accordingly if there is a case that comes up during the
course of the tournament. There will be four integrity officers with each team
and will work in shifts to help with this,” sources told ANI.