Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham test positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Yuzi Chahal and Gowtham, along with Krunal Pandya and six other players will remain in Colombo for few more days.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 30 July 2021 1:41 pm

Team India players Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. The two players were identified as close contacts of Krunal Pandya, who had tested positive on July 27. Krunal had tested positive ahead of the second T20I against Sri Lanka, after which the match was postponed to Wednesday (28).

Chahal and Gowtham, along with Krunal and six other players will remain in Colombo for few more days, whereas rest of the Indian Team will depart for India today. The six other players are Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan.

Krunal Pandya's close contacts dined together day before he tested positive

As per a recent report, Krunal and eight other players had dined together a day before Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. The eight players were identified as Pandya's close contacts and these players missed the second and third T20I as a result.

According to Sri Lankan government's guidelines, anyone testing positive for Covid-19 will have to isolate for at least ten days and then clear a fresh round of tests to leave the country. Meanwhile, the close contacts of the affected person must isolate for seven days and then clear the prescribed tests.

Krunal is expected to spend at least one week in the Colombo isolation facility, while Chahal and Gowtham will also go through the same protocols. The three players will fly back to India once they have cleared the mandatory tests.

Sri Lanka won the three-match T20I series 2-1 on Thursday.

Also read: BCCI likely to name replacements for Prithvi Shaw & Suryakumar Yadav as strict health protocols in UK won’t allow entry to the Indian duo

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