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Dravid tests Covid positive, unlikely to travel for Asia Cup



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After testing positive for Covid-19, India head coach Rahul Dravid is unlikely to go to the UAE with the rest of the squad for the Asia Cup 2022.

“India head coach Rahul Dravid tests positive for COVID-19 and not travelling for Asia Cup to Dubai,” BCCI sources told news agency PTI on Tuesday.

The cricketers are likely to leave for Dubai on Tuesday without Dravid.

The former India captain and other support staff members Paras Mhambrey (bowling coach) and Vikram Rahtour (batting coach) were given a break from the Zimbabwe ODIs as former teammate VVS Laxman stepped in to work as the interim coach for the three-match ODI series which India won 3-0.

The Asia Cup is slated to begin on August 27 but India begin their campaign against Pakistan the next day in Dubai.

The defending champions are placed in Group B along with Pakistan and a qualifier, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan comprise Group A.