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Harmanpreet tests positive for Covid-19

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New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India women’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur said on Tuesday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has quarantined herself. Harmanpreet also asked all those who have come in contact with her in the past seven days to get themselves tested.

“Unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid-19. I am feeling OK and I have quarantined myself by following all the adviced guidelines advised by the authorities and my doctors,” she said in a statement she put up on her social media handles.

“A humble request to all those people who have come in contact with me in last 7 days to please get themselves tested to be on the safer side. By God’s grace and your well wishes, I will be back on the field soon. I urge you all to please wear mask and stay safe,” Harmanpreet further said.

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Harmanpreet, 32, had last played for India in the fifth ODI against South Africa in Lucknow on March 17. She then missed the subsequent T20I series due to a hip-flexor injury, with opener Smriti Mandhana captaining the team instead.

Harmanpreet is the latest among several cricketers who have tested positive, including a host of former players who played in the Road Safety World Series. Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan and Subramanian Badrinath all recently announced that they have tested positive.

–IANS

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