One of many 23 Indian cricketers within the ongoing tour of England has examined optimistic for COVID-19 through the 20-day break and won’t be travelling with the group to Durham on Thursday. The information comes within the wake of BCCI secretary Jay Shah just lately sending an e-mail to the Indian contingent in the UK warning it in regards to the rising circumstances of COVID-19. The facet is to reassemble at Durham in a bio-bubble forward of the Check collection towards England subsequent month.
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“Sure, one of many gamers has examined optimistic though he’s largely asymptomatic at the moment. He’s in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and received’t be travelling with the group to Durham on Thursday,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
Whereas the touring social gathering within the UK is tight-lipped in regards to the identify of the participant, it’s understood that he has been stricken by the Delta variant which has led to rising variety of circumstances there. Shah, in his letter, instructed the gamers to “keep away from” crowded locations as Covishield solely gives safety, not full immunity towards the virus.
Actually, Shah’s letter had particularly said that gamers ought to keep away from going to Wimbledon and Euro Championships, which just lately concluded there. The Indian group is because of tackle England in a five-match Check collection beginning August 4.
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In the meantime, in the previous couple of days, gamers from England and Sri Lanka had additionally examined optimistic for the virus. After the England Sri Lanka collection, upon returning dwelling, there was a Covid outbreak within the Lankan camp too, that led to the postponement of the limited-overs collection towards India. After batting coach Grant Flower and information analyst GT Niroshan had been examined optimistic, the collection was shifted to July 18 as an alternative of July 13.
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