India ODI opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has expressed gratitude for the messages he got after testing positive for COVID-19. On February 2, Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shreyas Iyer tested positive for the deadly disease. The trio was meant to play in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies starting from February 6.
In addition to the trio, standby player Navdeep Saini and three members have also been tested positive. Every one of them is isolated and is being monitored by the medical team of the BCCI. Notably, all the players and support staff members were asked to get themselves tested and were allowed to travel only after a negative test.
Meanwhile, the left-hander took to Twitter and thanked everyone for their heartfelt wishes.
"Thank you everyone for your wishes. I'm doing fine and humbled by all the love that's come my way," Dhawan said.
Thank you everyone for your wishes 🙏 I’m doing fine and humbled by all the love that’s come my way 😊 pic.twitter.com/oKvyXAwGk9
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 3, 2022
Cricket Association of Bengal gets permission to allow 75 percent crowd
CAB president Avishek Dalmiya, in an official statement, has said that the association is thankful to the West Bengal government to allow 75 percent crowds in the Eden Gardens. Both teams will play the three-match T20I series in Kolkata after the ODI series in Ahmedabad.
"We are thankful to the honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, chief secretary and Government of West Bengal for announcing resumption of sporting activities as well as for allowing 75 per cent of the capacity of spectators back to the stadium," CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said in a statement.
"We feel that it will give a fresh lease of life to the sports persons of the state."