After Krunal Pandeya, all-rounder for India tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday in Colombo, the entire Indian team was subject to RT-PCR testing.
On Tuesday, the Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka breathed an enormous sigh of relief when it was revealed that Krunal Pandya and all other players who were in close contact with him had not tested positive for coronavirus.
The T20 international between India & Sri Lanka was delayed a day after Krunal Pandya tested positive to Covid-19 in Colombo. This happened just hours before the scheduled toss at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Later, the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) revealed that 8 other players were also close contacts. They underwent RTPCR tests.
“The second T20I between Sri Lankan and Indian cricket teams was originally scheduled for July 27 but has been moved forward by one day. It will now be played on Wednesday, July 28, instead.
“Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was positive after the Rapid Antigen Tests were conducted before the match on Tuesday morning. Eight members of the Medical Teams were identified as close contacts Medical Teams.
The BCCI stated in a statement that “the entire contingent is undergoing RTPCR tests today to determine any further outbreaks in the squad.”
Krunal Pandya will remain in self-isolation now for seven days. He will not be able to attend the second T20I in Colombo on July 28. While the all-rounder and his teammates will be returning home to India on July 30, his team management and teammates will remain in Sri Lanka.
The final and third T20I will be played on July 29,