Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has examined constructive for COVID-19 within the ongoing tour of England and won’t journey with the staff to Durham because it reassembles for subsequent month’s Test collection towards the hosts.

A BCCI supply confirmed that it was Pant who examined constructive and was in isolation for the previous eight days. He is, in accordance with the supply, asymptomatic at this level.

“He is in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and won’t be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday,” he stated with out divulging when the 23-year-old will be a part of the squad.

The improvement comes shut on the heels of BCCI secretary Jay Shah sending an e-mail to the Indian contingent, warning it concerning the rising instances of COVID-19 within the United Kingdom.

The break was given to the gamers after the World Test Championship towards New Zealand, which the staff misplaced final month.

“Yes, one player has tested positive but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying in any hotel with the team, so no other player has been affected,” BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla informed PTI.

“As of now no other player has tested positive. Also you must be aware our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all players to maintain protocols,” Shukla added.

It is known that Pant has been by the Delta variant which has led to rising quantity of instances in England. He was seen attending a REuro championship match final month and had even posted footage on his social media accounts.

Shah, in his letter, informed the gamers to “avoid” crowded locations as Covishield, the vaccine which has been given to the staff, solely supplies safety, not full immunity towards the virus.

In reality, Shah’s letter had particularly said that gamers ought to keep away from going to the Wimbledon and Euro Championships, each of which lately concluded there.

The Indian staff is because of tackle England in a five-match Test collection beginning August 4. It will play a observe recreation beginning July 20 as a build-up to the high-intensity collection.

The India-England showdown marks the start of the second cycle of the World Test Championship.

Recently, the England staff too was hit by the virus and was pressured to area ab altogether totally different XI in a limited-overs match towards Pakistan.

India vs England Test collection 2021

India vs England full schedule
DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
August 4-81st TestNottingham3:30 PM
August 12-162nd TestLord’s cricket floor3:30 PM
August 25-29third TestLeeds3:30 PM
September 2-64th TestOval3:30 PM
September 10-14fifth TestManchester3:30 PM

India’s squad for England collection

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper).

Standby gamers: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

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