Eight close contacts of the player, all from the Indian contingent, are in isolation
The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India, scheduled for Tuesday evening, has been postponed by a day after an Indian cricketer tested positive for Covid-19. ESPNcricinfo understands that eight close contacts of the player, all from the Indian contingent, are in isolation.
As things stand, the second and third T20Is will now be played back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday. Though the series will end on schedule despite the postponement, the Indian team’s return home, slotted for Thursday, is likely to be delayed.
The positive result is understood to have emerged on Tuesday morning, following the latest round of tests for the Indian travelling group. There have been no reports of positive results among the Sri Lankans, who are scheduled to be tested next on Wednesday morning.
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Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo