Krunal's close contacts return negative RT-PCR tests

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28 Jul 2021 | 04:08 AM
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Krunal's close contacts return negative RT-PCR tests

There is no certainty yet if the eight players would be playing in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka

After Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, the 2nd T20I match between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was suspended and players were put into isolation. There were eight close contacts identified. However, according to a report on Cricbuzz, after undergoing RT-PCR tests, everyone sans Krunal Pandya returned negative reports. But there is no certainty yet if the eight players, who were close contacts of Krunal, will be traveling to the stadium for the second T20I.

"If everyone is in the clear, we can have the match on Wednesday. Maximum among the eight close contacts who are also in mandatory isolation are players," a BCCI source had told PTI.

"We are all in room isolation till the test reports come," a member of the Indian contingent in Colombo said.

It was earlier reported that as per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. While the series is being played closed doors, the bio-security bubble breach at the Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo, where the Indian team is staying, could be the possible reason behind Krunal contracting the virus.

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