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Indian commentator Mohammed Shami on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19, more than 10 days after he contracted the virus. The 32-year-old posted his negative report on his Instagram account, hours after BCCI named the veteran pacer Umesh Yadav is his replacement in the three-match T20I series against South Africa, which begins on Wednesday at Thiruvananthapuram. “Negative,” Shami wrote alongside a picture of her COVID test report.
Senior Indian pacers tested positive for the virus on September 17.
He was subsequently dropped from the recently concluded three-match series against Australia.
Earlier in the day, the pacer was dropped from the T20s against South Africa with the BCCI saying he “has not yet fully recovered from COVID-19.” Shami, who has yet to play any cricket after the England series in July, was brought back into the T20 group when he was selected for the matches against Australia and South Africa.
He has been designated as a reserve for the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.
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