Colombo: In a major development, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and all-rounder K Gowtham have tested positive for COVID-19.
The two players were identified as immediate contacts of all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who had tested positive on July 27.
Chahal and Gowtham will have to stay back in Colombo along with Krunal for the time being.
The other six players, Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, and Ishan Kishan, identified as close contacts of Krunal, are expected to leave for India soon.
The rest of the Indian contingent will return to India.
It is understood that Chahal and Gowtham tested positive on Friday. The duo had tested negative along with the other six players on Thursday.
Notably, Krunal had moved to an isolation facility immediately after he tested positive on July 27.
Although the remaining eight players were staying at the team hotel, they were separated from the rest of contingent.