The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Mr. Saurav Ganguly after the board’s Apex council meeting on 21 July confirmed that one member (unknown) of the women’s team who is scheduled to fly to Birmingham, England on 22 July for the upcoming Commonwealth Games has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
The BCCI are yet to publicize the name of the member and even put out a media release of the same. The one positive member of the team is to stay back and move into strict isolation and only when she returns a negative test she’ll be allowed to fly to the United Kingdom and rejoin the Indian unit for the Commonwealth Games.
Likely medal contenders, India have got good match practice heading into the Commonwealth Games having played an away series against Sri Lanka and also had a fair play during the domestic season after the World Cup tournament early this event.
India has got the honors of playing the curtain raiser on 29th July where they’ll be up against Australia, a side they’ve closely contested with in recent times and which is also a rich rivalry in the making. India next plays in one of cricket’s most favorite games that against Pakistan on 31st July before they play their final league stage game against Barbados on the 2nd of August. India will look to be seeded in the top 2 of their group A to advance further into the medal matches that’ll be played on the 7th of August.
INDIA’S SQUAD FOR THE GAMES :
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S. Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (Wk), Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
STANDBY PLAYERS: Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh, Poonam Yadav.