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IPL 2021: CSK bowling coach L Balaji testing positive inside bubble puts Delhi games in a fix | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji testing positive for COVID-19 has left the BCCI in a fix in regards to the subsequent few IPL games in Delhi after postponement of Monday’s night match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad.
While your entire KKR staff has gone for a six-day arduous quarantine, beginning Sunday, after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier returned positive for COVID-19, Balaji, who’s a common function in the Chennai Super Kings dug-out has gone into isolation after returning with two RT-PCR positives on Monday.

“Balaji’s positive report is certainly a cause of concern although the CSK players have tested negative. But normally, a lot of people start showing symptoms from the fifth or sixth day. There are discussions whether it is safe to go ahead with the next two matches in Delhi,” a senior BCCI supply informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
While DDCA president Rohan Jaitley informed PTI that he hasn’t been knowledgeable about any re-scheduling, the issue is CSK having performed Mumbai Indians final Saturday.

“Balaji was in the dug-out and also before and after the match, he interacted with Mumbai Indians players which is natural. Now you can test everyday but just like KKR’s match has been postponed, it’s prudent if MI’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday and CSK’s game against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday is rescheduled,” the influential official mentioned.

Since KKR staff is doing on a regular basis testing with six days of arduous quarantine, many imagine that the identical rule ought to be relevant for CSK additionally earlier than they play their subsequent match.
But rescheduling at all times turns into a nightmare because the Delhi leg ends on May 8 after which the ‘Cluster Caravan’ is meant to maneuver to Bengaluru and Kolkata.

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