Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has examined constructive for Covid -19 virus in England and is staying in residence isolation in the mean time, The Indian Express has learnt. Pant is residence quarantined at his relations’ place at current and is more likely to be a part of the tour celebration in Durham later.
The Indian squad sans Pant will return to bio-bubble in Durham on Thursday.
Sources stated the left-hander skilled a sore throat, which led to a Covid take a look at and it returned constructive. His teammates and assist workers, who got here in touch with the participant, have been stored in isolation for 3 days and so they have accomplished their isolation interval.
On Wednesday, chief selector Chetan Sharma met BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in Kolkata, however each have been tight-lipped about what transpired within the assembly.
The information of the Indian cricketer testing constructive comes within the wake of the virus sweeping by means of the England camp forward of their limited-overs residence sequence in opposition to Pakistan. Final week earlier than the primary ODI in opposition to Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that seven members of the group together with three gamers and 4 workers members examined constructive for Covid-19.
The event compelled an overhaul of the England ODI squad, with Ben Stokes being appointed the captain of the group.
A second-string England clean-swept Pakistan 3-0 within the ODI sequence, however the query of how the virus breached the bubble was left answered.
In his assertion, ECB chief government Tom Harrison talked about the Delta variant of the virus with out revealing if the squad members have been affected by it.
“We’ve been aware that the emergence of the Delta variant, together with our transfer away from the stringent enforcement of biosecure environments, may improve the probabilities of an outbreak. We made a strategic option to attempt to adapt protocols, as a way to assist the general wellbeing of our gamers and administration workers who’ve spent a lot of the final 14 months residing in very restricted circumstances,” Harrison had stated.
Sri Lanka toured England earlier than the Pakistan sequence and upon returning residence, they’d a virus outbreak of their camp, which compelled the postponement of their limited-overs sequence in opposition to India. After Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower and knowledge analyst GT Niroshan have been examined constructive, the sequence was pushed again to July 18 as a substitute of its scheduled graduation on July 13.
The Indian gamers have been allowed to depart the bio-bubble in England and frolicked on their very own after the World Check Championship ultimate that ended on June 23. The BCCI permitted their departure from the bubble with the instruction that the gamers and the assist workers ought to enter the bubble once more mid-July forward of their five-Check sequence in opposition to England. The primary Check begins on August 4.