Sreesanth to miss first two ODIs, Gambhir tests negative

Updated: 12 December 2009 08:51 IST

Sreesanth, who was down with swine flu, has been ruled out of the first two One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka, starting from December 15 in Rajkot.

Sreesanth to miss first two ODIs, Gambhir tests negative

Mohali:

Indian pacer Sreesanth, who was down with swine flu, has been ruled out of the first two One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka, starting from December 15 in Rajkot.

Sreesanth, who was admitted to the Fortis Hospital late on Thursday night with symptoms of H1N1, had tested positive for the disease.

While there were reports of Sreesanth to be discharged on Sunday, the BCCI and the doctors want him to stay in the hospital for a few more days. They don't want to allow him to go home as his presence can create panic if he travels by plane. His brother has arrived in Mohali to be with him.

Also, Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, team manager Mayank Parekh and video analyst Dhananjay, who had shown flu-like symptoms, have tested negative.

Earlier in the day, there were reports of Gambhir showing some symptoms and underwent the test. Virat Kohli was also called in as his replacement.

However, PCA President IC Bindra clarified that the test was not conducted on medical advice and it was an administrative measure.

"The test was not done on any medical advice. Both (Gambhir and Dhananjay) are in their hotel rooms right now," Bindra said.

No member of the team will undergo the test till any of them show swine flu-like symptoms. The T20 match between India and Sri Lanka will be played as per schedule today.

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