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CWG 2022: Big SETBACK for India women cricket team as two players test Covid positive ahead of Australia clash | Cricket News

CWG 2022: Huge SETBACK for India ladies cricket staff as two gamers check Covid optimistic forward of Australia conflict | Cricket Information

One other member of the Indian ladies’s cricket staff has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and has stayed again within the nation forward of the facet’s opener towards Australia within the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham on Friday.

The India squad left on Sunday morning for Birmingham with out the 2 gamers.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier confirmed that one member of the touring occasion examined optimistic. The squad educated on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) forward of the Video games.

A heat ship off for #TeamIndia as they left for Birmingham this morning from Bengaluru.  #Birmingham2022
— BCCI Girls (@BCCIWomen) July 24, 2022

Girls’s cricket is making its debut on the Commonwealth Video games.

”A second participant has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and it occurred earlier than departure. Each the gamers stay in India,” an Indian Olympic Affiliation official instructed PTI.

A BCCI supply added: ”As per protocol, each gamers can solely be a part of the staff as soon as they check adverse.”

Contemplating the state of affairs, the 2 gamers are unlikely to function within the opener towards Australia. The second recreation is towards arch-rivals Pakistan on July 31 and the ultimate league match towards Barbados on August 3.

All video games, together with the ultimate, can be performed at Edgbaston. The organizers have mentioned that tickets for the semifinals and remaining are already bought out.

The staff can be having its first coaching session afterward Tuesday.

#TeamIndia captain @ImHarmanpreet speaks concerning the pleasure to play within the @birminghamcg22 Commonwealth Video games  #B2022
— BCCI Girls (@BCCIWomen) July 23, 2022

We’re aiming for Gold Medal on the Commonwealth Video games: #TeamIndia vice-captain @mandhana_smriti. #B2022
— BCCI Girls (@BCCIWomen) July 22, 2022

Forward of the staff’s departure, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur had spoken about how a lot enjoying within the Commonwealth Video games meant to her and the staff.

”We do not get to expertise this typically so actually trying ahead to it. The opening ceremony can be a particular expertise for all of us,” she had mentioned.

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