England Tour: The Indian team has to play a five-match Test series against England from August 4 and before that Team India has to play a practice match as well, but before that, bad news related to Team India has come out. Yes, the Indian team’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been found infected with the coronavirus, who is currently in England. However, the corona report of the rest of the players has come negative.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been found positive in the Kovid-19 test on the current tour of England. In this situation, he will not travel with the team to Durham, where Team India has to prepare for the Test series against the hosts starting next month. A BCCI source confirmed that it was Rishabh Pant, who has been found positive in the Kovid 19 test. He was in isolation for the last eight days. According to the source, he has no symptoms of the corona.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has sent an e-mail to the Indian team, warning about the rising cases of Covid-19 in England. The players were given the break after the World Test Championship against New Zealand, which the team lost last month. BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said, “Yes, one player’s report has come positive but he is in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying with the team in any hotel, so no other player has been affected.”
Rajeev Shukla told PTI, “So far no other player has been found positive in the Covid 19 test. Also, you should know that our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all the players to maintain the protocol.” Pant is understood to be suffering from the delta variant, the number of which is increasing in England. He was seen attending a Euro Championship match last month and also posted pictures on his social media accounts.
BCCI’s Sachin Jay Shah, in his letter, has asked players to avoid crowded places, as the vaccine given to the team, Kovishield, only provides protection, not complete immunity against the virus. In fact, Jay Shah’s letter specifically stated that players should avoid going to Wimbledon and the Euro Championships, which were held there recently