Krunal Pandya tests COVID-positive; the second T20I postponed

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

The second T20I between hosts Sri Lanka and India. Due to be played on Tuesday (July 27), has been postponed. By a day after India allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game.

A BCCI press statement confirmed that “the entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad“. The statement also said that Krunal Pandya’s case was identifiedfollowing the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning.”

India’s Test contingent in the UK too had COVID setbacks. With wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant linking up with the squad late in Durham after contracting the virus and isolating at an acquaintance’s place in London.

Bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhimanyu Eswaran too were forced into 10-days of isolation. After being deemed close contacts of training assistant Dayananda Guarani, who had tested positive.

Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who is currently in Sri Lanka. They were set to fly to England to join the Test squad after the limited-overs series. With Tuesday’s developments within the Indian squad in Sri Lanka. It remains to be seen if they continue as per earlier plans.

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