Published on: July 16, 2021
In unavoidable circumstances, COVID-19 hit the Indian camp in England. After the ticket inspector and batter Rishabh Pant was found to be positive for COVID, support staff Dayananda Garani also tested positive. Another goalkeeper and batsman, Wriddhiman Saha, was also forced to quarantine after being identified as a close contact. As for Pant, he must receive a negative test on Sunday to leave the quarantine and join the team. Bowling coach Bharat Arun (Bharat Arun) is also in isolation after being found in close contact with him.
The source confirmed to ANI, “Yes, Dayananda’s test result was positive, but fortunately, there are not many team members around him. Unfortunately, Saha will have to quarantine because he is in close contact. I hope that his test result will also be negative, because Risaba is also currently declining, and subsequent tests will provide more information.”
Earlier, Rajiv Shukla, vice chairman of the Indian Cricket Control Council (BCCI), assured that everything in the Indian camp is normal and that all necessary agreements are being complied with after the latest developments. Shukla assures that there is nothing to worry about.
“The Indian team is very good and there is no problem. Secretary Jay Shah wrote a letter to the team management. Everyone should abide by the COVID protocol. They must follow the recommended strict measures and take all safety precautions. The team is on the England Tour You must be very careful during this,” Shukla told ANI.
”A player was found to be positive. He has no symptoms and I will not be named. He did not live in the team hotel. He lived with relatives and was recovering well. He is in isolation and he was found to be positive 8 days ago. He will be tested again in two days,” Shukla added.
“We took all precautions during the series and everyone was put in a bubble because it is a long time interval so the players can move around. I don’t think they can stay in the bubble forever. We Don’t worry, because the other players are fine, they will go to Durham. People in isolation will not travel with other members of the team. Once they test negative, then only they can move on.” He was relieved.
After getting rid of the bio-bubble, the Indian team will now face the County Champion XI team in Durham on July 20-22. The European Central Bank arranged the game at the request of BCCI.