Meghana to join India squad in UK, Pooja Vastrakar still in quarantine

India batter S Meghana will be a part of the ladies’s squad for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday night time after recovering from Covid-19. Meghana could possibly be out there for India’s first group recreation towards Australia on Friday.

Meghana is believed to have cleared her Covid check on Wednesday and was placed on the primary out there flight to affix the squad within the UK.

Allrounder Pooja Vastrakar, who had additionally tested positive for Covid-19, is more likely to stay in quarantine in Bengaluru till Saturday. Her journey to the UK is topic to her passing two Covid assessments and a compulsory health check.

Vastrakar may fly out on Sunday on the earliest, which can make her out there for India’s final league fixture towards Barbados on Wednesday.

An official from the Indian Olympics Affiliation (IOA) had confirmed Meghana and Vastrakar’s optimistic assessments a day after the India staff had left for the Commonwealth Video games on Monday.

That is the primary time that ladies’s cricket has been included within the Commonwealth Video games, and the competitors will probably be performed within the T20 format. India are in Group A together with Australia, Pakistan and Barbados, whereas Group B contains England, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

India open their marketing campaign towards Australia on Friday earlier than taking up Pakistan on July 31, after which play their last group recreation towards Barbados on August 3. All of the matches within the Commonwealth video games will probably be categorised as T20 internationals.

India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia (wk), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana

Standby: Richa Ghosh, Poonam Yadav, Simran Dil Bahadur

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