Covid scare in India camp, 6 test positive


IND vs WI ODI Series – Indian Cricket Team Covid-19 Scare: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad are amongst eight members of Indian squad who have tested positive for Covid. Apart from the players, three members of the support staff have also tested positive according to information available with InsideSport. The first ODI against the West Indies is to be played on February 6, Sunday & now the same is in jeopardy: Follow IND vs WI Series Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Apart from the eight players, their close contacts have also been isolated.

Indian Cricket Team Covid-19 Scare: The cases were confirmed after the players arrived in Ahmedabad ahead of the ODI series on commercial flights.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the other player in isolation as he travelled with Shikhar Dhawan. Navdeep Saini who is also in the squad as a standby player has also tested positive, taking the count to 4. apart from them, Raghu, India’s throwdown specialist, has tested positive.

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“Players of both teams have been asked to isolate as a precaution. Three players and support staff have tested positive and have been isolated. We are monitoring the situation. There is no decision on the series. It will go ahead. If needed, we will bring in replacements,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

IND vs WI ODI Series: Massive Covid scare in Team India camp, Iyer, Dhawan & Gaikwad test Covid positive ahead of 1st ODI – Follow Live Updates

Indian Cricket Team Covid-19 Scare: The players began assembling in Ahmedabad on January 30 ahead of the ODI series and entered the Hyatt Regency hotel. The infected players have been isolated in a separate hotel floor while both the teams are sharing the same hotel.

They were instructed to enter a three-day quarantine before the series. This is when they tested positive. As per an Indian Express report, Dhawan and Saini tested positive after the first test while Gaikwad and Iyer returned positive tests in their second and third tests.

Meanwhile, Axar Patel, who was supposed to join the team in Ahmedabad could not as he also tested positive before arriving. He was picked for the T20 team and will join the team once he return three negative Covid tests after 7 days.

IND vs WI ODI Series: Massive Covid scare in Team India camp, Iyer, Dhawan & Gaikwad test Covid positive ahead of 1st ODI – Follow Live Updates

 

IND vs WI ODI Series: Massive Covid scare in Team India camp, Iyer, Dhawan & Gaikwad test Covid positive ahead of 1st ODI – Follow Live Updates

Earlier, BCCI refused charter flights to players and asked them to assemble in Ahmedabad by commercial flights.

Earlier, to avoid this situation, BCCI arranged charter flights ahead of the England tour.

The ODI series is set to be played behind closed doors, with India currently experiencing a third wave of the pandemic.

Indian Cricket Team Covid-19 Scare: India recorded over 160,000 fresh cases on Tuesday, with the state of Gujarat, where Ahmedabad is located, reporting over 8000 of them.

IND vs WI ODI Series: Massive Covid scare in Team India camp, Iyer, Dhawan Gaikwad test Covid positive ahead of 1st ODI – Follow Live Updates

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