The spread of COVID-19 wasn’t restricted to just the England team in the recent past, even one Indian cricketer was affected by the virus in the UK. But fortunately, he is doing fine now. He will be tested on July 18 as he completes his 10th day in isolation on Sunday.
According to reports, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for coronavirus in England.
“One player has been found (COVID) positive & he was asymptomatic. He was staying with his relative. He’s in isolation & doing well. He tested positive 8 days before so only two days of quarantine left. After that, he’ll be tested again,” BCCI VP Rajeev Shukla said.
“There’s no problem & no second player has been found positive, this is all rumour which is being spread. Team India is fine. Secretary Jay Shah has written a mail to team management that everybody should follow COVID protocols & team has to be very careful,” he added.
The Indian team will play a warm-up game from July 20 to 22 against a County Championship XI team that is being arranged by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The BCCI made a request to the ECB for a warm-up game and it will be played from July 20 to 22. With the team wanting to test themselves in a practice game rather than two intra-squad games before the series gets underway, the BCCI spoke to the ECB and the same has been worked out.
While speaking to the media in the virtual press conference at the end of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, Kohli had said his side wanted first-class games ahead of the series against England, but they had not been given that.