It was revealed on Monday that the reports of Balaji and a member of the logistics team (bus driver) for the tests conducted on Sunday were positive.
Training called off
Since Balaji was involved in CSK’s last-ball loss to Mumbai Indians on Saturday night, Monday’s practice session was called off and all members of the contingent were confined to their rooms.
“One’s health is most important,” a CSK source told The Hindu. “The rapid antigen showed negative results but the RT-PCR tests came positive. But the symptoms are mild.”
While K.S. Viswanathan, the chief executive officer, was also diagnosed with the infection, a rapid antigen test on Monday was found to be negative.
Results of another RT-PCR test conducted on Monday are awaited.
Neither CSK nor RR has been officially notified about a change in plan for Wednesday’s match but according to a BCCI official, CSK “cannot be allowed to play” as per the health and safety protocols for the tournament.