Mayank Agarwal Added To India Squad For WI ODIs, BCCI Issues Official Statement


Mumbai: India opening batter Mayank Agarwal has been added to India’s ODI squad set to take on West Indies.

The BCCI has issued an official statement confirming that seven members of the Indian cricket team – four players and three support staff members – had tested positive for Covid-19, and informed that opener Mayank Agarwal has been added to the 18-member India squad that will begin its six limited-overs matches against West Indies with the first ODI on Sunday, February 6.

“The members were asked to report in Ahmedabad on 31st January 2022 for the upcoming Paytm three-match ODI and T20I series against the West Indies. Every member was also asked to undergo an RT-PCR test at home before embarking on their journey to Ahmedabad and the travel was undertaken only after testing negative,” it added.

The statement further said that the opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Navdeep Saini’s (standby player) RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday have returned positive results. On the other hand, fielding Coach T Dilip and Security Liaison Officer B Lokesh’s RT-PCR tests conducted on Monday have returned positive results.

Meanwhile, batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, who had tested negative during the first round of testing on Monday, has returned a positive result during an RT-PCR test conducted on Tuesday.

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