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IND vs SL, 2nd T20: Krunal Pandya tests Covid positive, match postponed

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 (18:43 IST)
Colombo: The second T20I between hosts Sri Lanka and India, originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday (July 27), has been postponed by a day after India allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game. 

As many as eight players in close proximity to Pandya have been placed under isolation, a statement from SLC and BCCI stated.

"The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28," the statement read.

"Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The Medical Teams have identified eight members as close contacts.

The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad,'' it added.

India currently lead the three-match series 1-0, having sealed a 38-runs victory in the first match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. (UNI)

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