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COVID-19 scare in Indian team: Seven including Dhawan and Iyer test positive

3/02/2022 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3: The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Mayank Agarwal to India’s ODI squad after seven members, including three players tested positive for COVID-19 following three rounds of RT-PCR testing.

The members were asked to report in Ahmedabad on January 31 for the upcoming Paytm three-match ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. Every member was also asked to undergo an RT-PCR test at home before embarking on their journey to Ahmedabad and the travel was undertaken only after testing negative.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s (standby player) RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday have returned positive results. Fielding Coach T. Dilip and Security Liaison Officer B. Lokesh’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday have returned positive results.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday has returned a positive result. He had tested negative during the first round of testing on Monday. Shreyas Iyer and Sports Massage Therapist Rajeev Kumar’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Wednesday  have returned positive results. Both had tested negative in the first two rounds of testing.

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