Sports Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer test positive before West Indies series

Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer test positive before West Indies series




New Delhi, February 2

A Covid-19 outbreak hitting the Indian cricket team today as three players — senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, reserve opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer — tested positive for the virus during their mandatory isolation period before the start of the West Indies series .

The Indian team assembled in Ahmedabad on January 31 and was going through a three-day isolation period.

“Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan have tested positive. However, there are multiple Covid-positive cases among the non-coaching support staff. It could be between two to four persons,” a veteran BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The ODI series starts in Ahmedabad on February 6 with India’s 1000th ODI. It is now a foregone conclusion that the three players will be missing the ODI series as they will have to undergo a week-long isolation and then return with two negative RT-PCR tests. — PTI

West Indies arrive

Ahmedabad: On a high after beating England in a T20I series, West Indies arrived here this morning for their upcoming limited-overs series against India. The two teams will play three ODIs here, followed by three T20 Internationals in Kolkata.



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