NEW DELHI/LONDON: Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tried positive for COVID-19 in the continuous visit through England and didn’t go with the Indian group to Durham as it reassembled for the following month’s Test series against the hosts.
A BCCI source affirmed that Pant has been in segregation for as long as eight days. He is, as indicated by the source, asymptomatic now.
“He is in isolate at an associate’s place and will not be venturing out with the group to Durham on Thursday,” he said without unveiling when the 23-year-old will join the crew.
Be that as it may, he is probably going to go through a COVID-19 test in the two or three days.
The remainder of the crew, sans Pant and the harmed Shubman Gill, left for Durham on Thursday from London.
Gill had supported a leg injury recently and the youthful batsman had left the group’s profile bubble.
The improvement approaches closely following BCCI secretary Jay Shah sending an email to the Indian unforeseen, cautioning it about the rising instances of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.
The break was given to the players after the World Test Championship against New Zealand, which the group lost last month.
“Indeed, one player has tried positive however he has been in segregation throughout the previous eight days. He was not remaining in any inn with the group, so no other player has been influenced,” BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told PTI.
“As of now no other player has tried positive. Additionally you should know our secretary Jay Shah has composed a letter to all players to keep up with conventions,” Shukla added.
It is perceived that Pant has been beset by the Delta variation which has prompted rising number of cases in England.
He was seen going to an Euro title match last month and had even posted pictures on his web-based media accounts.
Great experience watching ⚽️. 🏴 versus 🇩🇪 https://t.co/LvOYex5svE
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1625019962000
He went through a test in the wake of encountering second rate fever.
Shah, in his letter, advised the players to “stay away from” swarmed puts as Covishield, the immunization which has been given to the group, just gives assurance, not full invulnerability against the infection.
Truth be told, Shah’s letter had explicitly expressed that players ought to try not to go to the Wimbledon and Euro Championships, the two of which as of late closed there.
The Indian group is because of take on England in a five-match Test series beginning August 4. It will play a training game beginning July 20 as a development to the extreme focus series.
The India-England confrontation denotes the start of the second pattern of the World Test Championship.
As of late, the England group also was hit by the infection and had to handle an out and out various XI in a restricted overs match against Pakistan