Krunal Pandya, the India all-rounder, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, forcing the second T20I, scheduled to be played later in the day, to be postponed to Wednesday.
As many as eight players in close proximity to Pandya have been placed under isolation, a statement from SLC and BCCI stated.
“The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28,” the statement read.
“Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, Team India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive. The Medical Teams have identified eight members as close contacts. The entire contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests today to ascertain any further outbreak in the squad.”
India currently lead the three-match series 1-0, having sealed a 38-runs victory in the first match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.