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BCCI Medical Officer Under Scanner For Delaying Krunal Pandya’s RT-PCR Test

BCCI Medical Officer Under Scanner For Delaying Krunal Pandya’s RT-PCR Test

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya was part of the recent India tour Sri Lanka limited-overs series. Notably, the series contained 6 games including 3 ODIs and as many as T20Is. During the tour unfortunately Krunal Pandya was tested positive for Covid-19.

According to reports by PTI, A Indian medical officer has come under the scanner for causing a delay in Krunal Pandya’s Covid-19 Test even though he was showing signs and symptoms of COVID. As per reports suggest Medial officer Abhijit Salvi didn’t isolate Pandya even after he suffering from throat pain on July 26 and was allowed to participate in a meeting.

Also, the BCCI source told PTI that Krunal immediately informed MO about his situation. However, no action was taken and no Rapid Antigen Test even via a self-test kit was done. The source told that although the self-test kit is not accurate MO should have followed mandatory protocols. Meanwhile, there have been questions raised against Sri Lanka’s custom of getting tested every 5 days. Also, it was revealed that with the timely intervention of BCCI secretary Jay Shah the 6-match white ball series didn’t get canceled.

After Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal also tested COVID-19 positive

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Credit: Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya played 2 ODI games in the tour and 1 T20I game. After the first T20I match Krunal was found Covid-19 positive and he was sent for self-isolation. Notably, there were a total of 8 players who were found in close contact with Krunal Pandya and all of them were Indians. The list of players includes Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ishan Kishan, and Yuzvendra Chahal. Also later K Gowtham and Yuzvendra Chahal contracted the virus and they were found positive for Covid-19.

Talking about the series India was able to clinch a victory in the ODI series by 2-1. However, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side faced a defeat in the T20I series as Sri Lanka won the series by 2-1. Notably, team India won the first T20I game comfortably but the absence of big names from the last 2 T20I cost India the series.

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