The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (28 July) made some changes to the squad currently taking part in the Twenty20 International seies in Sri Lanka.
Additions to India’s squad in Sri Lanka for last two T20Is
Based on the request of the Indian team management in Sri Lanka, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named additions to India’s squad for the second and third T20Is.
The five net bowlers – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh - will now be part of the squad for the remaining T20Is.
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Squad and availability updates for the 2 T20Is
After Krunal Pandya was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27th, all members of the team and support staff were immediately isolated and tested as a safety measure. The test results for everyone including the eight identified close contacts of Krunal returned negative.
Following the test on 27th July, a Rapid Antigen test was also conducted today (28th July) at noon and they have all returned negative results.
However, to ensure health and safety of the squad, the 8 close contacts will continue to remain in isolation in the team hotel.
The remaining T20Is will go on as per the schedule.