TATA IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals’ coach Ricky Ponting to miss the game against Rajasthan Royals

Ricky Ponting has been placed in quarantine for five days after a member of his family tested positive for Covid. When DC takes on the Rajasthan Royals, he will not be available for the match. Recently, two players and four members of the DC backroom staff tested positive for the infection.

Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals, will spend five days of quarantine after a family member tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, he will not be present at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the Capitals’ match against Rajasthan Royals later today.

“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. 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,” Delhi Capitals said in a statement.

So far, 7 COVID-19 instances have been reported in DC. Tim Seifert tested positive for the illness just hours before their match versus Punjab Kings. Mitchell Marsh, who made his DC debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore a few days before Seifert, tested positive for the same. Other members of the backroom staff who have got the infection include DC’s physio Patrick Farhart, Chetan Kumar, Abhijit Salvi, and Akash Mane. The positive COVID-19 cases have had no effect on the match thus far, and everything is running smoothly.

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