Six Indian cricketers including captain tested COVID positive
CRICDOT DESK : Corona’s hand is in the children’s World Cup this time. Six cricketers, including India captain Yash Dhul, have been hit by the corona.
The BCCI said this on Wednesday before the match against Ireland. News Times of India. The six Indian cricketers are currently in isolation. In the match against Ireland, India entered the field by excluding those six cricketers.
They batted first and scored 306 runs in 50 overs. The six cricketers who have been affected by Corona are Yash Dhul, Siddharth Yadav, Manab Parekh, Basu Batas, Aradhya Yadav and SK Rashid.
Among them, human and basal antigen test results are negative, but they have symptoms. The other four cricketers tested positive for antigen.
The six cricketers have been kept in isolation, said Joy Shah, secretary of the Indian Cricket Board. The medical team of the board is watching them. The health of the rest of the team has also been monitored, the BCCI said.
As many as six members out of the 17-member squad were ruled out of selection ahead of the Group B fixture against the Irish camp. The Indian board also said that all players have been put in isolation.
“The India U19 squad currently taking part in the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 have reported COVID-19 positive cases following RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests.
Ahead of their second Group B clash against Ireland U19 on Wednesday morning, six members out of the 17-member squad were ruled out of selection,” said the BCCI in an official release.
The BCCI also shared the medical status of the six members:
Sidharth Yadav – RT-PCR Test result has returned positive.
Manav Parakh – Has shown symptoms. His RT-PCR test result is awaited. Rapid Antigen Test result has returned negative.
Vasu Vats – Has shown symptoms. His RT-PCR test result is awaited. Rapid Antigen Test result has returned negative.
Yash Dhull – Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive.
Aaradhya Yadav – Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive
SK Rasheed – Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive
The BCCI is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Indian management and the coaching group. The players will remain in isolation but will be under the constant supervision of the medical team.
The Indian camp had started their U19 World Cup 2022 campaign on a positive note by defeating South Africa by 45 runs. After their contest against Ireland, the Indian team will face Uganda in their final Group B fixture on January 21.