IND vs WI: No new COVID-19 positive cases in Indian camp, Rohit-led side begins training;
IND vs WI: No new COVID-19 cases has emerged on Thursday, and the Rohit Sharma-led side started practicing ahead of the upcoming West Indies series.
From February 6 to February 16, Team India will play three ODIs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, followed by a T20I series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
No new COVID-19 case has emerged after Wednesday and the players barring the COVID-19 positive ones have started training, sources told ANI.
“No new COVID-19 case has been reported in the bubble and the members have started training. The players barring the positive members have started training,” the source pointed.
After seven members, including three Team India players. Tested positive for COVID-19 after three rounds of RT-PCR testing. The All-India Senior Selection Committee added Mayank Agarwal to India’s ODI team on Wednesday.
According to BCCI, the members were asked to report in Ahmedabad on January 31, 2022. For the upcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against the West Indies.
“Every member also asked to undergo an RT-PCR test at home. Before embarking on their journey to Ahmedabad and the travel undertaken only after testing negative,” BCCI said in a statement.
“Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s (standby player) RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday (January 31st) have returned positive results,” it added.
Fielding Coach T. Dilip and Security Liaison Officer B. Lokesh’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday have also returned positive results.
Meanwhile, batter Ruturaj Gaikwad’s RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday (February 1st) has returned a positive result. He had tested negative during the first round of testing on Monday. Moreover, Shreyas Iyer and Sports Massage Therapist Rajeev Kumar’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Wednesday (February 2nd) have returned positive results. Therefore, both had tested negative in the first two rounds of testing, said BCCI.