Sri Lanka vs India: All eight contacts of Krunal Pandya, India all-rounder who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, have returned negative results, sources told NDTV. The second T20I of the three-match series will be played on Wednesday, July 28.


  • 8 contacts of Krunal Pandya, who was Covid positive, tested negative
  • With Krunal testing positive, 2nd India-Sri Lanka T20I was postponed
  • The match will now be played on Wednesday, a day after original schedule

The second T20I among India and Sri Lanka in Colombo will go on as booked on Wednesday July 28, sources told NDTV, after eight close contacts of Krunal Pandya, India all-rounder who tried positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, returned negative test outcomes. Krunal will stay in confinement and won’t go back home with the remainder of the group on July 30, sources said. After Krunal’s positive test outcome, the second T20I, which was initially planned to be played on Tuesday, was delayed by a day.

Nonetheless, the greater part of the eight contacts were players and they will not take the field on Wednesday, news office PTI announced.

“Krunal is suggestive with hack and throat torment. He is clearly out of the series and won’t be capable ready to get back with rest of the crew,” a BCCI source told PTI.

“Anyway fortunately the entirety of his eight close contacts who were distinguished by the BCCI clinical official (Dr Abhijit Salvi) have tried negative. In any case, as a prudent step can’t take the field.”

Prior on Tuesday, all-rounder Krunal had tried positive for COVID-19 after fast antigen tests were directed in front of the second T20I.

BCCI’s clinical group had distinguished eight individuals from the Indian unexpected as close contacts of Krunal.

The whole unexpected had gone through RT-PCR tests on Tuesday “to discover any further episode in the crew”, said BCCI.

India lead the three-match T20I series after they won the principal T20I by 38 sudden spikes in demand for Sunday in Colombo. Krunal returned three not out and 1 for 16 from 2 overs.

The rescheduling implies that the groups will play consecutive games on Wednesday and Thursday at the R Premadasa Stadium.

India had won the former three-match ODI series 2-1 even as Shikhar Dhawan drove another look Indian outfit that is feeling the loss of some central participants including normal commander Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah among others.

Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah and different individuals from the Indian Test group are in England in front of India’s five-Test series against England that beginnings on August 4 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

The dreaded virus had hit the Indian camp in England as well with wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and training assistant Dayanand Garani testing positive earlier this month.

Both members of the contigent as well as their close contacts have since returned negative test results and Pant has linked up with the rest of the squad.

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