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.