New Delhi: Delhi Capitals head coach and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has gone into five-day isolation after one of his family members tested positive for Covid-19, the IPL franchise said on Friday.
Ponting, however, has tested negative for Covid-19. The Delhi Capitals, which has been battling a slew of Covid-19 cases over the past few days, made the announcement hours before its IPL match against Rajasthan Royals.
The family has been moved to an isolation facility, PTI reported.
“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,” the Delhi Capitals said in the statement.
“He will, therefore, not be present at the ground for tonight’s game against Rajasthan Royals. The franchise requests for Ponting and his family’s privacy to be respected in the current scenario,” it added.
The condition of all individuals in the bio bubble who have tested positive so far is being closely monitored, the franchise said.
“The team looks forward to everyone’s speedy recovery,” the statement said.
The game between the Delhi Capitals and the Punjab Kings was played as scheduled on Wednesday amid uncertainty due to the emergence of a sixth Covid-19 case in the DC camp.
In the run-up to that game, Tim Seifert became the sixth member of the Delhi contingent to test Covid-19 positive. Mitchell Marsh, an Australian all-rounder, tested positive on Monday.
(With PTI Inputs)