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Capitals-Royals clash moved from Pune to Wankhede Stadium

This is the second successive Capitals match to be shifted out of Pune due to the spurt of Covid-19 cases within the team

The count of Covid-19 cases within the Delhi Capitals camp has now risen to six  •  BCCI

The count of Covid-19 cases within the Delhi Capitals camp has now risen to six  •  BCCI

Friday's IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals has been shifted from Pune to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is the second successive Capitals match that has been shifted out of Pune due to the spurt of Covid-19 cases within the team.
Six members of the Capitals contingent have tested positive for Covid-19 since April 15, among them two players in Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert.
Seifert's positive test had left Capitals' match against Punjab Kings on Wednesday night in doubt, but it was decided that the match would go ahead after two further rounds of RT-PCR tests on the remainder of the Capitals camp returned negative results.
Like the Capitals-Royals match, the Capitals-Kings match had also been shifted out of Pune, in order to minimise the chance of new cases arising as a result of long-distance bus journey in a closed environment. All ten teams taking part in the IPL are based in Mumbai for the duration of the league phase.
The BCCI announced the decision to shift Friday's match, and confirmed that Wednesday's match would go ahead as schedule, via a statement released on Wednesday evening.
"The decision on the change of venue was made as a precautionary measure after Delhi Capitals registered the 6th COVID case with New Zealand wicketkeeper Mr Tim Seifert returning positive in today's RT-PCR testing," the statement said. "The entire Delhi Capitals contingent underwent 2 rounds of COVID testing today.
"Match No. 32 involving Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings scheduled today at Brabourne - CCI will go ahead as per the schedule after the second round of COVID tests returned negative today."