Krunal Pandya tests positive for Covid-19, second T20I postponed

India's Krunal Pandya bowls
Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19 during a routine Rapid Antigen test on Tuesday morning. Image Credit: AP

Colombo: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka, scheduled to be played on Tuesday night, has been postponed by a day after Indian allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19.

A Sri Lanka Cricket official confirmed that Pandya had tested positive following a routine test on Tuesday morning.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also confirmed it through a statement.

“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” said a statement from the BCCI.

“Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Team India allrounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The Medical Teams have identified eight members as close contacts,” the BCCI added in the statement. “The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad,” it said further.

The eight members identified as close contacts are said to include Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, who are due to travel to England for next month’s Test series.

The second and third T20 Internationals will be played on Wednesday and Thursday.