The second Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and India, scheduled for Tuesday (July 27), has been postponed by a day after India allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 before of the game.
According to a BCCI announcement, Pandya received a positive result from the Rapid Antigen testing performed on game day, along with eight other squad members classified as close contacts.
India’s Test team in the UK also had COVID setbacks, with wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant rejoining the group late in Durham after acquiring the illness and isolating himself at an acquaintance’s home in London. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhimanyu Eswaran were also placed in 10-day isolation after being identified as close connections of testing positive training assistant Dayananda Garani.
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who are presently in Sri Lanka, were scheduled to go to England after the limited-overs series to join the Test team. With the changes in the Indian team in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, it remains to be seen if they would stick to their original intentions.