Asia cup 2022: Rahul Dravid’s presence in Asia Cup will depend on second Covid Test


On Tuesday, Team India suffered a major setback before the Asia Cup 2022. The head coach of the team, Rahul Dravid is Corona positive. At the same time, Team India with Rohit Sharma is reaching Dubai without its head coach. While confirming the news, a BCCI official said that Dravid has been rested till Thursday. On the other hand, he will be tested once again on Thursday, if his test comes negative then he will join the team immediately. However, in the meantime, the board has asked VVS Laxman to be on standby for the next 48 hours.

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Dravid is under supervision

BCCI tweeted that, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has been found corona positive before leaving for the Asia Cup 2022. BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote, “Rahul Dravid is under the supervision of the BCCI medical team and has mild symptoms. He will be able to join the team only once the COVID-19 report comes negative.”

Dravid was to leave for Dubai from Bangalore on Tuesday but Covid-19 has eclipsed his tour. Now Laxman will leave for Dubai in his place.

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IND vs PAK match on August 28

Before the Asia Cup starts on August 27, this kind of news is disturbing for Team India. If Dravid is not able to recover at the right time or his report does not come negative, then the responsibility of coaching the team will be given to NCA chief VVS Laxman. Earlier, in Dravid’s absence, Laxman had coached India’s tour of Zimbabwe. After this, once again he will take his responsibility as the coach of Team India in place of Dravid in the Asia Cup.

It is believed that the BCCI is making all arrangements for travel for Laxman, who is in Zimbabwe. BCCI’s logistics team is working overtime to ensure this.


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