Seven positive as Covid enters the Indian camp. The Indian cricket team was hit by a COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday. When four players — openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer, and net bowler Navdeep Saini — tested positive for the virus during their mandatory isolation period before the start of the West Indies series.
Following the virus outbreak, Mayank Agarwal was added to India’s ODI squad on Wednesday night. The Indian team arrived in Ahmedabad on January 31 for the upcoming white-ball series against the West Indies. After a three-day break from the South Africa series.
The series kicks off on February 6 in Ahmedabad with India’s 1000th ODI.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Mayank Agarwal to India’s ODI squad. After seven members of Team India tested positive for COVID-19 following three rounds of RT-PCR testing.” The BCCI stated in a press release.
Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan are among the seven positives as to Covid in the Indian camp.
“The RT-PCR tests of opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini (standby player) on Monday (January 31st) yielded positive results,” the BCCI said.
“The RT-PCR tests performed on Monday (January 31st) by Fielding Coach T. Dilip and Security Liaison Officer B. Lokesh yielded positive results,” the board wrote.
“Ruturaj Gaikwad’s RT-PCR test resulted in a positive result on Tuesday (February 1st). During the first round of testing on Monday, he tested negative ” Also added.
“Shreyas Iyer, a batsman, and Rajeev Kumar, a sports massage therapist, both had positive RT-PCR results on Wednesday (February 2nd). Both had tested negative in the first two rounds of testing.”