Highlights

  • Women's cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games
  • Both Covid-positive players miss the flight to Birmingham, set to miss the league stage
  • India will open its campaign on friday against the game vs Australia

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Indian women's cricket team suffered a major setback before the start of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Batter Sabbhineni Meghana and young all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar have tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the flight to Birmingham.

India will lock horns with Australia in their first game of the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Friday. The Women in Blue had their first practice session scheduled late on Tuesday.

An Indian Olympic Association official told PTI that a second player had tested positive for Covid-19 before departure and both players will remain in India and will miss the league stage

However, Meghana and Vastrakar can only join back the squad if they test negative as per the BCCI protocol. Interestingly, women's cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games this year.

Also read: India to host the 2025 Women’s ODI World Cup, BCCI successfully bids for the event

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier informed that only one player had tested positive and the team continued training in the special camp at Bengaluru before leaving for Birmingham on Sunday.

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