7 Indian Players Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of ‘Ind Vs WI’ Series

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7 Indian Players Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of ‘Ind Vs WI’ Series

Ind vs WI: Ahead of the upcoming Ind vs WI series, which is expected to kickstart from February 6th, has been hit by the novel coronavirus as a total of 7 members of the Indian contingent have been tested positive ahead of the ODI series against West Indies. According to the news agency, PTI claimed …


7 Indian Players Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of ‘Ind Vs WI’ Series

Ind vs WI: Ahead of the upcoming Ind vs WI series, which is expected to kickstart from February 6th, has been hit by the novel coronavirus as a total of 7 members of the Indian contingent have been tested positive ahead of the ODI series against West Indies.

According to the news agency, PTI claimed that three cricketers – Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shreyas Iyer – and 3-4 non-coaching administrative support staff have tested positive for the virus.

If reports are to be believed then reserve pacer Navdeep Saini is said to be the fourth player to have tested positive, as has fielding coach T Dilip, a masseur, and a security official.

A veteran BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity revealed: “Three players – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan have tested positive. However there are multiple COVID positive cases among non-coaching administrative support staff. It could be between two to four people,”

“It has been brought to the notice that some players and some support staff have tested positive for Covid 19. BCCI is watching the situation”

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Meanwhile, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Mayank Agarwal to India’s ODI squad for upcoming Ind vs WI series after a few players from Team India test positive for COVID-19 following three rounds of RT-PCR testing.

Now with Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shreyas Iyer out of at least the ODI leg, the PTI has reported that M Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, and Rishi Dhawan, are stand byes for the series can get a big chance to get added in the squad.

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