May 22, 2022

After Krunal, Chahal, Gowtham tested positive for Covid


Tour of India in Sri Lanka: After Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham Tested Positive for Covid; all 9 players must stay behind

Tour from India to Sri Lanka: Close contacts of polyvalent Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham, have tested positive for COVID-19. The two were among eight players who self-isolated after Krunal tested positive on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawan’s Indian team lost the T20 three-game series to Sri Lanka on Thursday after the squad was reduced to just 11 players outside the net bowlers.

Tour from India to Sri Lanka: Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham along with six other cricketers besides Krunal Pandya will remain in Colombo while the rest of the squad return on Friday according to ESPN Cricinfo.

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@ 21:40 PM: indian team Return from Sri Lanka without 3 positive players for Covid-19, Shaw & Surya: Meanwhile, the Indian white balloon team had returned from Sri Lanka. At around 4 p.m. on Friday, the team led by Shikhar Dhawan, with the exception of five players, landed in Bangalore on a charter flight from Colombo. BCCI is also making arrangements for SHAW & Surya to reach the UK from Colombo itself

After testing positive for Covid-19 Pandya, Chahal and Gowtham will have to spend a few more nights in Colombo before they can return home.

@ 4:20 pm: Shikhar Dhawan & Co leave for India, the rest will be left behind.

@ 2:00 p.m .: Krishnappa Gowtham and Yuzvendra Chahal will remain in isolation for an additional week with Krunal Pandya and will have to return three negative COVID RT-PCR tests.

@ 1:15 p.m .: Although Krishnappa Gowtham and Yuzvendra Chahal tested negative in the 1st round of RT-PCR tests, they came back positive on Friday in the 2nd test according to Sri Lankan doctors.

@ 1:10 pm: The rest of the Indian contingent will leave for India this evening (July 30).

@ 1:05 p.m .: Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw’s tour of England is at risk as they may need to go through an extended period of isolation after the duo test positive.

@ 13h00: Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan and Krishnappa Gowtham were Krunal Pandya’s close contacts.

@ 12h50: A BCCI official confirms the duo’s positive Covid-19 test.

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Tour from India to Sri Lanka: Being close contacts with Krunal, they stayed away from the rest of the squad and did not participate in the last two T20Is after Krunal’s test came back positive. Krunal Pandya, meanwhile, was transferred to another hotel.

@ 12:45 pm: The BCCI confirms the positive test of the duo. The rest of the team will be back on Friday.

“Unfortunately, they tested positive. They were close contacts of Krunal and were already far from the rest of the team in the team hotel ”, a BCCI source told ANI.

Tour from India to Sri Lanka: After Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, 8 other cricketers – Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan and K Gowtham have been identified as close contacts – and have been isolated.