After a player tested positive for coronavirus, the second T20 international match between Sri Lanka and India scheduled for Tuesday in Colombo has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday (July 28). All players who came into contact with each other have been placed in isolation.
Eight Indian players who were in close vicinity to Krunal Pandya are being isolated, according to a statement released by BCCI.
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav are two of them. Shaw and Yadav may miss the England tour if they test positive for the virus. After Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan, and Washington Sundar were ruled out due to injuries in England, they were flown in as reinforcements.
After a convincing 38-run victory in the first game on Sunday, India leads the three-match series 1-0. In the first game, Krunal Pandya took 1 for 16 in two overs.
Both the Indian and Sri Lankan teams are enclosed in a bio-bubble, with players being isolated according to standard protocols. Earlier, the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka was also postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Sri Lankan camp. After returning from a tour of England, Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst G T Niroshan both tested positive for the virus.