Yash Dhull. (Source: Twitter)

India U19 skipper Yash Dhull and vice-captain SK Rasheed, have contracted Covid-19 and have been put in isolation.

“We understand that some players have come in close contact with Covid positive players and as a measure of precaution the players have been isolated. The fact that they are playing Ireland has helped the team management. The team wants to avoid risk ahead of the bigger games,” a source in knowledge of the development told Cricbuzz.

“We have to be flexible and nimble with the schedule. Our focus has been to make this event happen. You will probably get positive tests at some stage. We will be flexible. It is not going to be that one positive case and stop them (the tournament). We are going to be as pragmatic as possible with the aim to complete the tournament. We are running and managing an environment which is not a strict bubble. We are taking precautions with the players. We will try and keep them as isolated as possible. It is a balance between risk of catching virus and freedom the young people will be looking for to enjoy the atmosphere of the Under 19 World Cup,” ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice told.