Indian cricketer in England tests positive, quarantined

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A participant of the Indian cricket staff in England has examined constructive for Covid -19 virus and is staying in dwelling isolation in the meanwhile, The Indian Express has learnt. The participant is dwelling quarantined at his family members’ place at current and is more likely to be a part of the tour celebration in Durham later.

The Indian squad sans the participant will return to bio-bubble in Durham on Thursday.

Sources mentioned the participant skilled a sore throat, which led to a Covid take a look at and it returned constructive. His teammates and assist employees, who got here in contact 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 in the assembly.

The information of the Indian cricketer testing constructive comes in the wake of the virus sweeping via the England camp forward of their limited-overs dwelling sequence in opposition to Pakistan. Last week earlier than the primary ODI in opposition to Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that seven members of the staff together with three gamers and 4 employees members examined constructive for Covid-19.

The growth pressured an overhaul of the England ODI squad, with Ben Stokes being appointed the captain of the staff.

A second-string England clean-swept Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI sequence, however the query of how the virus breached the bubble was left answered.

In his assertion, ECB chief govt Tom Harrison talked about the Delta variant of the virus with out revealing if the squad members have been affected by it.

“We have been mindful that the emergence of the Delta variant, along with our move away from the stringent enforcement of biosecure environments, could increase the chances of an outbreak. We made a strategic choice to try to adapt protocols, in order to support the overall wellbeing of our players and management staff who have spent much of the last 14 months living in very restricted conditions,” Harrison had mentioned.

Sri Lanka toured England earlier than the Pakistan sequence and upon returning dwelling, that they had a virus outbreak in their camp, which pressured the postponement of their limited-overs sequence in opposition to India. After Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower and information analyst GT Niroshan have been examined constructive, the sequence was pushed again to July 18 as an alternative of its scheduled graduation on July 13.

The Indian gamers have been allowed to depart the bio-bubble in England and hung out on their very own after the World Test Championship remaining that ended on June 23. The BCCI authorised their departure from the bubble with the instruction that the gamers and the assist employees ought to enter the bubble once more mid-July forward of their five-Test sequence in opposition to England. The first Test begins on August 4.

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