The second T20 between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo will go on as scheduled today, after eight close contacts of Krunal Pandya, the Indian all-rounder who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, returned negative test results.
Krunal will remain in isolation and will not travel back home with the rest of the team on the 30th of July.
After Krunal’s positive test result, the second T20I, which was originally scheduled to be played yesterday, was postponed by a day.
The PTI said most of the eight contacts were players and they won’t take the field today.
The BCCI source said Krunal is symptomatic with cough and throat pain. BCCI’s medical team had identified eight members of the Indian contingent as close contacts of Krunal.
The BCCI said the entire contingent had undergone RT-PCR tests yesterday “to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad”.
India lead the three-match T20I series after they won the first T20I by 38 runs on Sunday in Colombo.
Krunal returned three not out and 1 for 16 from 2 overs.
The rescheduling means that the teams will play back-to-back games today and tomorrow at the R Premadasa Stadium.