Paddy Upton tests negative for swine flu

Updated: 16 December 2009 13:45 IST

Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday after trainer and mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton tested negative for swine flu.

Paddy Upton tests negative for swine flu

New Delhi:

Indian cricket team heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday after trainer and mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton tested negative for swine flu.

Even though the Indian team arrived here today for the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday, Upton stayed back in Rajkot -- venue of the first one dayer -- to provide samples for H1N1 virus after he had showed symptoms of swine flu.

"He was tested for swine flu symptoms but he tested negative," Chief District Health Officer A S Sanghvi said from Rajkot.

In the end, it was a huge relief for the South African and the Indian team as well as the results proved negative, clearing the deck for his joining the team here.

Earlier, Indian pacer S Sreesanth had tested positive for swine flu and missed India's second Twenty20 match against the Lankans in Mohali on December 12.

The Kerala speedster was admitted in a private hospital there and was released yesterday.

The Indian think-tank spent some torrid moments in Mohali when opener Gautam Gambhir, manager Mayank Parekh and video analyst Dhananjay showed similar signs and had to be tested, the result of which proved negative, much to their relief.

It was a matter of concern since cases of swine flu were on the rise in Chandigarh which had registered 10 deaths in the previous 10 days.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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