The second T20 international between Sri Lanka and India at the R Premadasa Stadium tonight has been halted after Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 today.
The match will be played tomorrow.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India in a statement said following Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match this morning, all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive.
The statement said medical teams have identified eight members as close contacts.
The BCCI said the entire contingent is undergoing Rapid Antigen and PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak of the virus in the squad.
According to India media, among the Indian players who were in proximity of Krunal Pandya, are Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav.
They were being flown in as reinforcements after Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar were ruled out due to injuries in England.
India are leading the three-match series after a 38-run win in the opening game on Sunday.
Krunal Pandya took 1 for 16 in his two overs in the first game. Sri Lanka must win tomorrow to stay alive in the series.
Both Indian and Sri Lankan teams are in a bio-bubble and players will be isolated as per standard protocols.
Earlier, the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka was deferred due to COVID-19 cases in the hosts camp.
Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan had tested positive for the virus upon their return from England tour.