Taroba (Trinidad). India U-19 captain Yash Dhul, vice-captain Sheikh Rashid and four of their teammates have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing them to miss the World Cup Group B match against Ireland here on Wednesday. . Apart from Dhul and Rashid, batsmen Aaradhya Yadav, Vasu Vats, Manav Parakh and Siddharth Yadav have also been found infected with the virus, due to which the Indian team could barely field 11 players against Ireland.
An official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI, “Three players from India were found positive yesterday and had already been sent to isolation. In the morning before the match our captain and vice-captain also tested positive for rapid antigen test which was not conclusive. These players also include captain Yash Dhul and vice-captain Sheikh Rashid. We have only 11 players available and six players are in isolation.
Dhul and Rashid had played in the first match against South Africa but Aradhya was not a part of that match. Nishant Sindhu is leading the team in Dhul’s absence.
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