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IND vs WI ODI Series: S. Iyer, S. Dhawan, N. Saini & R. Gaikwad Covid test positive ahead of 1st ODI



IND vs WI ODI Series S. Iyer, S. Dhawan, N. Saini & R. Gaikwad Covid test positive ahead of 1st ODI

IND vs WI ODI Series: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and standby player Navdeep Saini are amongst members of the Indian squad who have tested positive for Covid.

Three members of the support staff have also tested positive. The first ODI against the West Indies is to be played on February 6, Sunday

Axar Patel, who was picked in the T20 team, has also tested positive and did not join the team in Ahmedabad. Later, Mayank Agarwal was named as a replacement.

The cases were confirmed after the players arrived in Ahmedabad ahead of the ODI series on commercial flights. Yuzvendra Chahal is the other player in isolation as he traveled with Shikhar Dhawan.

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“Players of both teams have been asked to isolate as a precaution. Three players and support staff have tested positive and have been isolated. We are monitoring the situation. There is no decision on the series. It will go ahead. If needed, we will bring in replacements,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

The players began assembling in Ahmedabad on January 30 ahead of the ODI series and entered the Hyatt Regency hotel.

The infected players have been isolated in a separate hotel floor while both the teams are sharing the same hotel.

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As per an Indian Express report, Dhawan and Saini tested positive after the first test while Gaikwad and Iyer returned positive tests in their second and third tests.

Axar Patel, who was supposed to join the team in Ahmedabad could not as he also tested positive before arriving.

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(With Input From Insidesport)