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Posted: Wednesday 19 January, 2022 at 8:27 PM

Indian U-19 players test positive for COVID in T&T

By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AS the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup continues, several players from within the Indian camp have returned positive results ahead of their encounter against Ireland in Port-of-Spain.

     

    This has left the squad depleted and, according to cricket website Cricbuzz, coaches were made to carry water during the drinks break.

     

    Following that report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that six players returned positive test results from their latest round of testing.

     

    In that statement, the BCCI identified the players and what tests were administered producing the positive result. A combination of PCR and Antigen tests were administered, according to a statement issued.

     

    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. 
    The medical status of the six members is as below:

     

    1.Sidharth Yadav - RT-PCR Test result has returned positive.
    2.Manav Parakh - Has shown symptoms. His RT-PCR test result is awaited. Rapid Antigen Test result has returned negative.
    3.Vasu Vats - Has shown symptoms. His RT-PCR test result is awaited. Rapid Antigen Test result has returned negative.
    4.Yash Dhull - Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive.
    5.Aaradhya Yadav - Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive.
    6.K Rasheed - Rapid Antigen Test result has returned positive

     

    The Board is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the management and the coaching group.
    The players will remain in isolation but will be under the constant supervision of the BCCI Medical Team. 

     

     

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