Delhi Capitals‘ Australian all-rounder
Mitchell Marsh, who played his first match of IPL 2022 a couple of days back,
tested positive for COVID-19 in his second RT-PCR test. His first RT-PCR test
had come out to be negative, after returning a positive Rapid Antigen Test
(RAT). Marsh is among three DC squad members who tested positive for COVID-19 so far.
The results of other players and staff are awaited.

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DC are scheduled to play their next
match on Wednesday against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The
franchise cancelled its plan to travel to Pune from Mumbai on Monday. The IPL
governing council is yet to take a call on the fate of the DC vs PBKS match.

Late last week DC physio Patrick Farhart
had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. After his test result made
headlines, the BCCI urged DC players not to shake hands with Royal Challengers
Bangalore (RCB), who defeated the formers by 16 runs. 

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DC issued a statement on Monday and
stated that their all-rounder Marsh tested positive. “Delhi Capitals
all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has tested positive for COVID-19, following which he
has been admitted to a hospital. The Delhi Capitals medical team is closely
monitoring Marsh’s condition,” the statement reads.

“A few more members from the Delhi
Capitals bio-bubble, including support staff members, have returned positive
tests as well. Though they are all asymptomatic, their condition is being
monitored closely by the franchise.”

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“All remaining members of the
bubble are currently in isolation in their respective rooms, and will be tested

IPL 2022 is the first season in three
years being held in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the BCCI’s
testing protocols, every member of an IPL squad in a team bubble is tested
every fifth day unlike last season when it was every third day. However, if the
franchise on its own wants the members to be tested, they are more than

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The development came after team physio
Farhart tested positive last week. “We were supposed to leave today but
have been told to stay in room until further notice,” said a team source.

India on Sunday recorded 90% rise in
cases in various states. Last season, the tournament had to be suspended midway
due to the second wave before it could be completed in the UAE in