T20 postponed after Indian player tests COVID positive

ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

The second Twenty20 International between Sri Lanka and India has been pushed back by a day after India's Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19.

The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday in Colombo.

"Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The medical teams have identified eight members as close contacts," India's cricket board BCCI said in a statement.

The teams will now play the remaining two fixtures of the three-match series on consecutive days, with the third match also to be played in Colombo.

India won the first game by 38 runs in Colombo on Sunday.

The positive test could give Indian batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav a nervous wait as they were picked for India's Test series against England and were slated to travel at the end of the Sri Lanka tour.

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