The nation’s cricket board
Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India, tested positive for Covid-19 and will now join the Asia Cup team in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the nation’s cricket board announced Tuesday.
In a routine test conducted prior to the team’s departure for the UAE, Dravid returned a positive result, according to a statement from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah.
Negative Covid-19 report
“Mr. Dravid is being monitored by the BCCI medical staff and just has minor symptoms. When he returns with a negative Covid-19 report, he will join the team,” according to Shah.
In the six-team Twenty20 event on August 28, India will face off against arch-rival Pakistan to start their championship defence.
The two nations’ bilateral cricket matches are still on hold, but they do still compete against one another in multi-team tournaments.
The most eagerly anticipated encounter of the Asia Cup will take place a day after Afghanistan and Sri Lanka square off in the opening game.
In their previous meeting, Pakistan defeated India in a T20 World Cup match in Dubai last year by a margin of 10 wickets.