New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday will now be held at a later date as bowling coach L Balaji found Kovid-19 positive. CSK has to undergo rigorous segregation.
According to the Board's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), if a person comes in contact with an infected person, he will have to remain on segregation for 6 days and during this time, three reports of his RT PCR should be negative.
An official of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) told a news agency on the condition of confidentiality, 'The match between CSK and Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium tomorrow will be held at later dates under SOP rules. Balaji came in support of all the players and hence all of them have to live in strict isolation. They should be tested every day. '
When CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan was contacted, he said that CSK has informed BCCI about Balaji's RT PCR result. He said, "We have informed that Balaji's test has come positive and as per SOP our players have gone on segregation."
It should be noted that this is the second match in the IPL, whose schedule will be rescheduled. Earlier on Monday, his match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier were found positive.