Sreesanth is down with swine flu (Second Lead)

December 12th, 2009 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS  

Mohali (Punjab), Dec 11 (IANS) India fast bowler S. Sreesanth, who was admitted in a private hospital here with symptoms of influenza A (H1N1), has been confirmed with swine flu, a Punjab cricket official said.
Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) joint secretary G.S. Walia said Sreesanth’s report had been received and it had confirmed the bowler, who had made an impressive comeback in the Test series, had swine flu.

“Sreesanth was admitted here yesterday at around 11.30 p.m. He was complaining of sore throat, high fever and severe body ache,” A.R. Banerjee, director of Fortis hospital, told IANS Friday.

Sreesanth and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who is suffering from a shoulder injury, have been ruled out of the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka to be held here Saturday. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been called as a back up.

Sreesanth missed the first Twenty20 in Nagpur due to a stomach infection and was admitted here late Thursday night at Fortis hospital after he complained about high fever. His nasal and throat swab samples had been collected.

Meanwhile, Sharma went through all the drills during the practice session at the PCA stadium, but India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team management didn’t want to take a chance with him.

Dhoni said that the final decision on the team composition will be taken in the morning.

“We will decide on the playing eleven tomorrow. We will have another look at the conditions,” he said.

India lost the first match in Nagpur by 29 runs.

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