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Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I postponed after Krunal Pandya tests Covid-positive

The second T20 between Sri Lanka and India will now be played on Wednesday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 27, 2021 11:48:37 pm
Sri Lanka vs India, Sri Lanka vs India 2nd t20, India vs Sri Lanka, Krunal Pandya coronavirusIn this file photo, India's Krunal Pandya celebrates taking a wicket. (AP Photo)

The second T20 international match between Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo on Tuesday has been postponed after India all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19 forcing him to go under seven-day isolation.

In a statement released, the BCCI said that following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Pandya was found to be positive. The medical teams have identified eight members as close contacts.

The entire contingent underwent RT-PCR tests to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad. As per PTI, the eight players in close contact with Krunal tested negative for the virus. However, they would not be taking the field in the second T20I as a precautionary measure.

The second T20I will now be played on Wednesday (July 28).

India are leading the three-match series after an emphatic 38-run win in the opening game on Sunday. Krunal Pandya took 1 for 16 in his two overs in the first game.

The revised schedule is as below-

Sri Lanka vs India, Sri Lanka vs India 2nd t20, India vs Sri Lanka, Krunal Pandya coronavirus Here is the revised schedule for Sri Lanka vs India T20’s. (BCCI)

The development is also likely to affect the travel plans of Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, who were due to join the Indian team in England after this series for an upcoming Test assignment against England next month.

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