Covid-hit Dravid to join squad later

Indian coach Rahul Dravid. (AP)
Indian coach Rahul Dravid. (AP)

By Team KT

Published: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 10:31 AM

Last updated: Tue 23 Aug 2022, 10:47 PM

India coach Rahul Dravid tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the team's departure for the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the country's cricket board said Tuesday.

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The Twenty20 tournament begins on Saturday, with India's first match a blockbuster clash against Pakistan on Sunday in Dubai.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said Dravid returned a positive result after a routine test.

"Mr Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI medical team and has mild symptoms," said a statement. "He will join the team once he returns with a negative Covid-19 report."

The squad, led by Rohit Sharma, are due to assemble in the UAE on Tuesday for the six-nation tournament which also serves as a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in October.

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