Swine flu scare in Indian camp


“Gambhir, Dhananjay and Mayank have been tested as a precautionary measure as they had showed flu-like symptoms. But all three tests have come out negative,” GS Walia, joint secretary of Punjab Cricket Association, said here on Saturday.

Delhi’s Virat Kohli was flown in as a back-up on Saturday morning in case Gambhir could not take the field in the day’s second Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka.

However, Mayank was kept in hospital as a precautionary measure as advised by the doctors. “He has been asked to stay back at the hospital as a precautionary measure as suggested by the doctors in Fortis Hospital in Chandigarh, and he should be able to join the team on Sunday,” Walia said.

The Indian team will leave for Rajkot on the morrow for the first of the five-match one-day series to be played on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, S Sreesanth, who was tested positive for H1N1 virus on Friday, remained at the hospital though his condition has improved. It will be decided later when the Kerala pace bowler can join the squad, and if Sreesanth cannot make it then the selectors, sources said, are mulling to ask Ishant Sharma, who is not a part of the one-day squad, to stay with the team.

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