2nd India vs Sri Lanka T20I postponed after Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19

The second T20I of the ongoing three-match series between India and Sri Lanka has been postponed after all-rounder Krunal Pandya returned positive for Covid-19.

Although no official announcement has been made, it has been learnt that the game will now be held on Wednesday but only after the remianing players test negative for the virus.

Meanwhile, eight other Indian players, who had been in touch with Krunal, have been asked to isolate.

“The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad,” the BCCI tweeted.

The development meanwhile, also raises doubt over Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, who were set to fly to England as replacements for Washngotn Sundar, Avesh Khan and Shubhman Gill.

Earlier, India’s Test side in the UK too had COVID setbacks as wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant had tested positive for Covid-19 following which he had to isolate and had missed the practise game in Durham.

He had later rekoined the squad in Durham.

India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Eswaran too, were forced into 10-days isolation after being in close contacts of training assistant Dayananda Garani, who had also returned positive.

The Shikhar Dhawan-led India’s limited-overs side had won the first T20I against Sri Lanka by 38 runs on Sunday.

News Desk

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