India v/s Sri Lanka: India all rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19 and then, the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka was suspended. The match was to be played on Tuesday.
Krunal Pandya has tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, prompting the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka – scheduled for today – to be postponed by a day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to reveal the news. The BCCI also said that the entire Indian contingent is being RT-PCR tested to rule out any further outbreaks within the team. The third T20I will be played on July 29 as per the schedule.
NEWS : Krunal Pandya tests positive.
Second Sri Lanka-India T20I postponed to July 28.
The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad.#SLvIND
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 27, 2021
Highlights: India and Sri Lanka were scheduled to play the 2nd T20I in Colombo on July 27. Krunal Pandya played in the series-opener at the same venue on July 25. India took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series after beating Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the 1st T20I.
Both the Indian and Sri Lankan teams have been kept in isolation. Players who are in close contact with Krunal Pandya will be closely monitored. The match has been postponed for a day at the moment, but it looks difficult for the match to be played on Wednesday.
“The medical teams have identified eight members as close contacts. After the rapid antigen test conducted before the match on Tuesday morning, Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found positive.”
Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Tuesday,”All players will undergoing the RT-PCR today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad.”