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Two more Indian players contract Covid-19

July 31, 2021

COLOMBO: Two more Indian players have contracted coronavirus, with the three infected players remaining in Sri Lanka as the rest of the squad started leaving, officials said Friday.

All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham and bowler Yuzvendra Chahal joined Krunal Pandya in isolation after all three were found to have Covid-19, a Sri Lanka Cricket official said.

“The three of them will remain in Sri Lanka until they test negative for the virus,” the official told AFP.

Other members of the Indian team started leaving Thursday.

The pandemic has cast a dark shadow over the whole series of three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games which ended Thursday.

The games were delayed for five days after Sri Lanka batting coach Grant Flower and a backup staff member tested positive, forcing the Sri Lankan players to extend their quarantine.

The second T20 international on Tuesday was postponed for a day after Pandya tested positive.