Birmingham: Indian ladies’s cricket staff batsman S Meghna and all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar have examined COVID-19 optimistic and have been pressured to remain in India forward of the primary match in opposition to Australia right here on Friday. The Indian staff left for Birmingham on Sunday morning however these two gamers couldn’t accompany the staff. Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly had earlier confirmed a member of the staff to be optimistic.
Each the gamers have been stopped in India itself.
The staff skilled on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) earlier than the Commonwealth Video games. Girls’s cricket is making its Commonwealth Video games debut. An Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) official advised PTI, “Pooja Vastrakar and Meghna have tested positive for COVID-19 and this happened before departure. Both the players are in India.
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A BCCI source said, “As per the rules, both the players can join the team only if it comes negative. Given the current situation, both the players are unlikely to play in the first match against Australia. India has to play the second match against arch-rivals Pakistan on 31 July and the team will play its last league match against Barbados on 3 August. All matches including the final will be played at Edgbaston.
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The organizers have said that tickets for the semi-finals and final have already been sold out. The Indian team will take part in its first training session on Tuesday. Before the team’s departure, Indian captain Harmanpreet said about playing in the Commonwealth Games, “We do not get an opportunity to expertise it fairly often, so wanting ahead to it.” The opening ceremony can be a particular expertise for all of us.
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Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shefali Verma, S Meghna, Tania Sapna Bhatia, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
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