New Delhi: Ahead of next months Test series against England, Indian cricket teams wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and throwdown specialist Dayanand Jarani have been found to be Covid-19 positive while two others have been kept in isolation.
Wriddhiman Saha, a member of the coaching staff and reserve wicketkeeper who came in contact with Dayanand, has been kept in isolation.
All four are in London while the rest of the team will gather in Durham in the evening after a 20-day break.
It takes five hours to travel from London to Durham by bus. Pant and Saha will miss the warm-up match against a combined county team from July 20.
According to sources, none of the three assistants of the coaching staff who have gone into isolation will accompany the Indian team to Durham.
where Team Virat is going to play a three-day practice match against the hosts from July 20 to 22. Earlier
There was a lot of disappointment among the fans when the news spread rapidly on social media that Rishabh Pant has become Covid positive.
Rishabh Pant will be tested on 18th July as hell complete his 10 days isolation on Sunday.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 15, 2021
Pant was tested 10 days ago. Surprisingly, most of the members of Team India had taken the vaccine dose before leaving for England, but despite that
some members coming positive is enough to tell how the situation in England has gone.
The source has confirmed that Pant has been kept in isolation for the last eight days, according to the source, he is not showing symptoms at this time.
The source said, "He is in isolation at an acquaintances place and will not travel to Durham with the team on Thursday."
Rishabh Pant tested positive. Was seen without mask https://t.co/P4d88M6TJD— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) July 15, 2021
Pant is expected to undergo a Covid-19 test in the next few days.
Apart from Pant and the injured Shubmanal, the rest of the Indian team left for Durham from London on Thursday.
Gill suffered a leg injury earlier this month and the young batsman has been out of the biologically safe environment of the team.
Meanwhile, BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said that apart from Pant, no other player has been found positive.
He said that it is true that a player has turned out to be positive and he is in isolation for the last eight days.
The player is not staying in the hotel with the rest of the members.
However, Rajeev Shukla may be shying away from taking Pants name even after it became public, but now the recent picture is that a player, a staff member has turned positive.
And you can understand very well what it means for three coaching assistants to go into isolation.
Altogether five members of the Indian team have been infected. Now in such a situation, what attitude the BCCI takes, it will be a matter to be seen.