”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. He will, therefore, not be present at the ground for tonight’s game against Rajasthan Royals. Hence the franchise requests for Ponting and his family’s privacy to be respect the current scenario,” Capitals statement says.

The state of the six people in the air bubble. Counting two players Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert), are positive up to this point, is overall firmly under observation.