Dravid tests positive for Covid

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India head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for Covid-19 and will join the Asia Cup squad later in the United Arab Emirates, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

Dravid returned a positive result in a routine test carried out before the team’s departure for the UAE, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.

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

India begin their title defence with a mouth-watering 28 Aug. clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the six-team Twenty20 tournament.

(Reuters)