IPL 2021 | CSK-RR match rescheduled after Balaji tests positive for COVID-19


All CSK taking part in members have examined damaging throughout their scheduled RT-PCR tests.

The BCCI will reschedule Wednesday’s IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals as CSK gamers have been pressured into exhausting quarantine after bowling coach L Balaji examined positive for COVID-19.

As per the Board’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), anybody who has are available contact with an contaminated particular person has to endure six days of exhausting quarantine and return three damaging RT-PCR reviews in the course of the course of it.

“Tomorrow’s match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium between CSK and RR will be rescheduled as per SOP rules. As Balaji was in contact with the players, all of them have gone into hard quarantine. They are supposed to be tested everyday,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

When CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was contacted, he mentioned that the crew had knowledgeable the BCCI about Balaji’s RT-PCR outcome.

“From our end, we had informed that Mr Balaji has tested positive and as per SOP our players have been isolated,” Viswanathan mentioned.

All CSK taking part in members have examined damaging throughout their scheduled RT-PCR tests.


This is the second IPL match to be rescheduled after Monday’s Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore sport was postponed owing to a few KKR gamers — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — testing positive.

Delhi is internet hosting Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad conflict this night.

The match stays on schedule for now however there may be palpable anxiousness as Mumbai Indians had performed in opposition to CSK as lately as Saturday and Balaji did are available contact of MI gamers in the course of the match.

Many in BCCI really feel that it could have been prudent to even reschedule this night’s sport.

“Even MI players are at risk having played CSK. BCCI ideally should reschedule today’s game also. Normally symptoms start showing mostly on 6th or 7th day after you have come in contact of the infected person,” the BCCI supply mentioned.

Speculation can also be rife a few attainable shift to Mumbai for the rest of the match however some logistical considerations are in the way in which.

“What do you do for seven days of hard quarantine for multiple hotel staff as you would need at least four hotels to create a new bio bubble,” the official mentioned.

If the match is moved to Mumbai, then Kolkata and Bengaluru could be lacking out on their quota of video games. Another view is to maintain the video games within the venues at present getting used — Delhi and Ahmedabad.

“If you see when matches were being held in Mumbai and Chennai, things were under control. The trouble started after teams began were travelling from one city to another,” a franchise official mentioned.

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