Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer tested Covid-19 positive along with 5 other team members

Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer has been tested positive for Covid-19 along with 5 other members of the Indian Team. Team India is going to play a three-match ODI series against West Indies from February 6th and three players from the squad have been tested positive including Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Net Bowler Navdeep Saini has been also tested positive with three other staff members of the team.

The Indian team assembled in Ahmedabad on January 31st for the ODI series against West Indies and were following a three-day isolation period. Recently Mayank Agarwal was added to India’s ODI squad after this outbreak in the Indian camp. BCCI recently conducted a press release and provided a clear picture of the situation.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Mayank Agarwal to India’s ODI squad after seven members, including three players of Team India (Senior Men) tested positive for COVID-19 following three rounds of RT-PCR testing,” the BCCI stated in a press release.

“The members were asked to report in Ahmedabad on 31st January 2022 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,” it added.

“Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s (standby player) RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday (January 31st) have returned positive results,” BCCI stated.

“Fielding Coach T. Dilip and Security Liaison Officer B. Lokesh’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday (January 31st) have returned positive results,” the board wrote.

“Batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad’s RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday (February 1st) has returned a positive result. He had tested negative during the first round of testing on Monday,” it added.

” Batsman Shreyas Iyer and Sports Massage Therapist Rajeev Kumar’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Wednesday (February 2nd) have returned positive results. Both had tested negative in the first two rounds of testing.”

The players who tested positive for Covid will remain in isolation until complete recovery, the BCCI added.

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