All CSK playing members have tested negative during their scheduled RT-PCR tests.

The BCCI resumed the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday as coach L Balaji forced CSK players into tough quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to the Board’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), anyone who has come in contact with an infected person undergoes six days of rigorous quarantine and returns three negative RT-PCR reports during it.

Senior BCCI said, “Tomorrow’s match between CSK and RR at Arun Jaitley Stadium will be rescheduled as per SOP rules. Balaji was in touch with the players, they have all gone into tough quarantine.” Official told PTI On conditions of anonymity.

When CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was contacted, he said that the team had informed BCCI about Balaji’s RT-PCR result.

Vishwanathan said, “From our end, we had informed that Mr. Balaji has tested positive and our players have been isolated according to the SOP.”

All CSK playing members have tested negative during their scheduled RT-PCR tests.

This is the second IPL match due to positive tests by some of KKR players – Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier – after the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game on Monday.

Delhi is hosting Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad this evening.

The match is scheduled for now, but there is a lot of concern as Mumbai Indians played against CSK on Saturday and Saturday when they came in contact with MI players during the match.

Many people of the BCCI believe that it would be sensible to reshuffle this evening’s game as well.

The BCCI source said, “Even MI players are at risk of playing CSK. The BCCI should ideally reschedule today’s game. Typically the 6th or 7th after symptoms come into contact with the infected person. Starts appearing on th day. “

Speculation about a possible change in Mumbai for the remainder of the tournament is also sharp but there are some logical concerns.

“What do you do for seven days of hard quarantine for many hotel employees because you will need at least four hotels to create a new bio bubble,” the official said.

If the tournament is shifted to Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will be out of their playing quota. Another approach is to place the game in the places currently being used – Delhi and Ahmedabad.

A franchise official said, “If you look at when the matches were held in Mumbai and Chennai, the situation was under control. The trouble started after the teams moved from one city to another.”

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