ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant tests positive for COVID-19 Report...

By Rohit - July 15, 2021    -    Last updated on Jul 15, 2021 12:16 PM ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant tests positive for COVID-19 Report...

Few weeks earlier the player was spotted with a friend at a packed Wembley Stadium enjoying the Euro 2020 knock-out match between England and Germany.

Hours after the revelation that two Indian players tested COVID-19 positive, it has been reported that Rishabh Pant is the one who is infected by the contagion on Wednesday.

As per PTI report, sources in BCCI claimed that the player in question is wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

"He (Pant) is in quarantine at an acquaintances place and wont be traveling with the team to Durham on Thursday," a BCCI source said.

The report further stated that he has been possibly afflicted by the Delta variant which has led to the rising number of cases in England.

In fact, Pant has been tested positive over a week now and has been asymptomatic and recovering well.

"Yes, one player has tested positive but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying in any hotel with the team, so no other player has been affected. But I cant divulge the name of the player," BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told PTI on Thursday.

"As of now no other player has tested positive. Also, you must be aware our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all players to maintain protocols," Shukla added.

Earlier ANI reported that two of the 23 Indian cricketers in the ongoing tour of England have tested positive for COVID-19 during the 20-day break and will not be traveling with the team to Durham on Thursday.

The report further stated that one of the COVID-19 positive players has already returned negative while the other is in isolation.

The news comes in the wake of BCCI secretary Jay Shah recently sending an e-mail to the Indian contingent in the United Kingdom warning it about the rising cases of COVID-19. The side is to reassemble at Durham in a bio-bubble ahead of the Test series against England next month.

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