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Cricket news - SRH-MI game on for now, says BCCI; cloud hangs over RR-CSK

SRH take on MI in Delhi on Tuesday (May 4).

SRH take on MI in Delhi on Tuesday (May 4).

Even as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is staring at the prospect of potential threat of cancellation due to a spate of COVID-19 cases across the spectrum, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that there is no change in the schedule of Tuesday's match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians currently.

Cricbuzz understands a meeting of the top BCCI brass is likely at around 12 noon where key important decisions are likely to be taken, including the option of moving the entire IPL bandwagon to one city. A decision on the likely rescheduling of the game between RR and CSK is also expected to be taken at the meeting.

There is a veil of cloud over Wednesday's game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, also in Delhi, following a couple of positive cases in the Chennai camp.

However a sense of panic seems to have gripped the IPL set-up with many foreign players particularly wary of the health scare in what are supposed to be bio-secure bubbles. "At this point of time nobody wants to talk about the games, everyone is wary and thinking of safety," say team officials. The foreign players are believed to be in a panic mode.

Cricbuzz has learnt that some communication has gone to the Hyderabad franchise, which had sought clarity on Tuesday's game because Mumbai players were seen in contact with Chennai players after their match on May 1 in Delhi. It is learnt that the Mumbai team is doing two tests a day and so far all the results have come negative.

"In the event of any other positive cases, there could be a rethink, at this stage the game is on," sources said, something the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) administrative manager Neeraj Sharma confirmed. "Why should there be any doubt? We have had no information to the contrary," the DDCA official said.

Over at CSK camp, the players have been quarantined. "As per the rules, if there is a positive case in the team, the players have to quarantine for six days. So we have gone into isolation. We're waiting for the BCCI advisory," team CEO Kasi Viswanathan told Cricbuzz on Tuesday morning while also clarifying that contrary to reports his RT-PCR test has come negative. Bowling coach L Balaji and service staff member have tested positive.

Meanwhile in Ahmedabad, the practice session of the Delhi team, which is in quarantine, has been cancelled for the day but local officials say the other two sides, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, are scheduled to go ahead with their practice.

This is a developing story.