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Paddy Upton tested for swine flu

December 16, 2009 19:11 IST

The Indian cricket team's trainer and mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton has been tested for suspected swine flu. The results of the test are expected later in the day.

Upton, who arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday afternoon for Friday's second One-Day International against Sri Lanka, showed symptoms of swine flu on Tuesday and was taken to a private hospital in Rajkot, venue of the first India-Sri Lanka one-dayer.

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 discharged on Tuesday.

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

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

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