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Eight close contacts of Covid positive Krunal Pandya to stay put in Colombo hotel

India today added its five net bowlers in the main squad for the remaining T20 international matches against Sri Lanka after Krunal Pandya was tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. 

Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh will now be part of the dressing room after the All-India Senior Selection Committee named the additions to India's squad based on the request of the Indian team management in Colombo.

BCCI said Wedenesday evening that after Krunal tested positive, all members of the team and support staff were immediately isolated and tested as a safety measure. The test results for everyone including the eight identified close contacts of Krunal returned negative.

Following the test on Tuesday, a Rapid Antigen test was also conducted today at noon and they have all returned negative results.

However, to ensure health and safety of the squad, the eight close contacts will continue to remain in isolation in the team hotel.

Putting aside the rumours of the tour being abandoned midway, the Indian cricket board said that the remaining T20Is will go on as per the schedule.