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India vs Sri Lanka 2021: 2nd T20I postponed until Wednesday after Krunal Pandya tests COVID positive

India and Sri Lanka are involved in a three-match Twnety20 International series, with all the games being played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Meanwhile, an Indian has tested positive ahead of the second T20I, leading to its postponement.

India vs Sri Lanka 2021: 2nd T20I postponed until Wednesday after an Indian cricketer tests COVID positive-ayh
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Colombo, First Published Jul 27, 2021, 3:53 PM IST
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The second of the three-match Twenty20 International series between India and Sri Lanka, scheduled to be held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, has been postponed until Wednesday. It has happened after an Indian has tested positive.

According to reports, all-rounder Krunal Pandya is the one to have tested positive. Consequently, along with him, eight other cricketers in close contact with him, including Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, have been isolated.

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It could lead to a further setback for India if Shaw and Yadav, too, test positive. They were supposed to fly out to England as injury replacements for Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan.

The tour has already been subject to delays for the same. Initially, the One-day International series was postponed by a few days after a few members in the Lankan camp had tested positive, including batting coach Grant Flower. While India won the ODIs 2-1, it already leads in the T20Is 1-0.

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