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CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh women‘s cricket head coach Nagesh Gupta has tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Jaipur ahead of the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy.
The coach was immediately isolated after returning positive for the virus, an UT Cricket Association official (UTCA) told TOI.
All the members of the Chandigarh women’s cricket team were tested upon their arrival in Jaipur. The coach tested positive, but the other members of the Indian contingent returned negative.
The coach is asymptomatic and in quarantine at the moment. The medical team is monitoring him. He is likely to undergo another test in a day or two. “The second test came negative. He is doing fine, and there are no symptoms, so far,” said a UTCA official on the condition of anonymity.
The Amanjot Kaur-led Chandigarh team is placed in Elite group C, with Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Goa.
In the absence of Nagesh, assistant coach Deepak Lohatia will take over. “We are hopeful that he will back with the team in a week if he didn’t show any symptoms. Deepak, who was UT’s U-19 women’s team coach last season, when we qualified for the elite group, will take over the baton in the absence of Nagesh,” said the official.
Even if Nagesh recovers quickly, he is set to miss the first three matches. The head coach expressed regret after testing positive.
“This is really disappointing. I will be at work as soon as I am allowed,” Nagesh, a level-II cricket coach of the BCCI, told TOI.
The UT girls will open their campaign against Goa on March 12.

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