Ascribing to Covid-19 pandemic, 6 India U-19 players who missed out on league games of ICC U-19 World Cup, have been back to participate in the quarter-finals match against Bangladesh. An Under-19 player who went Carribean as a back up player has also contracted with Covid and is in the isolation currently.
India U-19 captain Yash Dhull and 5 others tested negative for Covid
Out of the 17-member squad, 6 Indian players were ruled out of selection before the 2nd league game which was held against Ireland during the last week. The 6 players who missed out on two league games were captain Yash Dhull, Aaradhya Yadav, Manav Parakh, Siddharth Yadav, SK Rashid and Vau Vats. While, the five back up players who missed out due to Covid surge in the Indian dressing room, those were sent by the Indian board are Abhishek Porel, Ansh Gosai, Pushpendra Singh Rathore, Rishith Reddy and Uday Saharan.
According to BCCI, the players practised in the West Indies. Among them, a player has been tested positive for Covid, and has isolated. As per the reports, the players were contracted with virus from a support staff member. The entire squad had cloistered for strict quarantine for 5 days in Guyana. They also underwent 3 RT-PCR tests taken in that period but the reports were arrived after 48 hours, and the report of the third test will be available within a week.