Rishabh Pant examined constructive for Covid in England and won’t play the observe match in Durham.

Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), defended Rishabh Pant after the wicketkeeper-batsman contracted the coronavirus in England. On Thursday, the BCCI revealed that Rishabh Pant and group’s coaching assistant/internet bowler Dayanand Garani examined constructive for COVID-19 and won’t journey with the remainder of the squad to Durham the place Team India are scheduled to play a observe match forward of their five-match Test sequence in opposition to England. Ganguly, throughout a chat with News18, defended Pant and mentioned that it’s “physically impossible to wear mask all the time”. 

“We have seen Euro Championship and Wimbledon in England. Rules have changed (with crowd being allowed inside venues). They were on leave and it’s physically impossible to wear mask all the time,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by News 18. 

After the World Test Championship remaining, the Indian group was granted a 20-day break. 

During the break, Pant was noticed along with his buddies on the Wembley Stadium in London throughout a Euro 2020 match between England and Germany. 

Bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran had been recognized as shut contacts and had been remoted from the remainder of the squad. The trio together with Pant and coaching assistant didn’t journey with the group to Durham. 

Team India travelled to Durham on Thursday and are set to play a three-day observe match beginning July 20 to gear up for the upcoming Test sequence. 

Asked about who will open the innings within the absence of injured Shubman Gill, the previous India captain mentioned he doesn’t intervene within the group choice. 

“I don’t interfere in all these matters. Team Management will decide this,” Ganguly mentioned. 



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