DC vs CSK in IPL 2021: Axar Patel to miss out Delhi Capitals 1st match vs Chennai Super Kings

DC vs CSK in IPL 2021: Axar Patel to miss out Delhi Capitals 1st match vs Chennai Super Kings
DC vs CSK in IPL 2021: Axar Patel to miss out Delhi Capitals 1st match vs Chennai Super Kings

DC vs CSK in IPL 2021 – Axar Patel to miss out: It is certain now that Delhi Capitals will have to play their first match of IPL 2021 without their star all rounder Axar Patel. As per the BCCI’s Covid-19 protocols, Patel will not be allowed to join the team camp for minimum of 10 days starting 3rd April and the diktat will rule out Patel from DC vs CSK match. 

DC vs CSK in IPL 2021 – How & When will Axar Patel return to Delhi’s Capitals Squad?

Delhi Capitals is scheduled to play Chennai Super Kings on 10th April and Patel will finish his isolation period only on 12th April.

To join back Axar Patel & Delhi Capitals will have to follow following norms –

  • In a detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) released in the month of March, the BCCI has prescribed a period of 10-day quarantine and cardiac screening for any player/official/staff who has tested positive.
  • Patel will stay in Bio-Secure area & will be isolated from rest of the squad.
  • Axar will now be tested on 9th and 10th day of his isolation period and only if his tests come negative, he can join the team bubble. 

IPL 2021 in Mumbai – 8 IPL Event Managers test positive: Meanwhile though BCCI has declares that matches from Mumbai will not be shifted but by the minute problems are increasing for the Indian board & IPL 2021. After the groundsman in Mumbai, 8 to 10 IPL event managers have tested positive for Covid-19. Not only this, but according to the information available with InsideSport.co BCCI’s official broadcaster Star Sports has also raised RED-FLAG with the Indian board about the Covid-19 situation in Mumbai.

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InsideSport.co earlier had reported that 8 members of ground-staff had tested positive on Friday, but now the BCCI sources confirmed that the number has increased to 10. “Yes, it was 8 positive cases yesterday as far as ground-staff are concerned. Today two more positive cases have emerged and all 10 have been sent back home and are isolated”.

“We are bringing fresh ground-staff from the Mumbai CA ground in Kandivali for preparations”, according to a senior MCA official.

Not only this but now, around 8 members of the event management team have also tested positive for COVID-19 and have been sent to isolation.

“Yes it is correct some 8-10 members of event staff have also tested positive”, a BCCI official confirmed to InsideSport

DC vs CSK in IPL 2021: Axar Patel to miss out Delhi Capitals 1st match vs Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2021: BCCI in fix as broadcaster Star Sports also raise red-flag

InsideSport has reliably learnt from its sources both in BCCI and Star Sports, that the broadcaster is also extremely concerned about the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Mumbai. The source further told InsideSport that the high-ups of the official broadcaster has got in touch with BCCI on Saturday morning and explained their concerns.

“Star is concerned about their broadcast-crew. If the ground-staff and event management team is getting Covid-19 infected – the same can happen to Star’s crew. They have to closely mingle around with both ground-staff as well as event team. That is the reason Star is very concerned about the situation”, said BCCI source to InsideSport.

DC vs CSK in IPL 2021: Axar Patel to miss out Delhi Capitals 1st match vs Chennai Super Kings