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Rishabh Pant tests positive for Covid-19: Reports

BCCI secretary Jay Shah urges all Indian players to maintain protocols in United Kingdom

Prime Sports, International and National Sport, Cricket, London, July 15:- According to reports, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid-19. The star Indian batsman was seen clicking pictures with fans at Wembley Stadium a few days back.

Pant was criticised by fans for not wearing a mask at such a crowded place and as it turns out, they were right. If reports are to be believed, Pant tested positive for Covid-19 but he is asymptomatic.

“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,” BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told PTI.

“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, along with Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Hanuma Vihari visited the Wembley Stadium to enjoy some Euro 2020 action. Even Ishant Sharma was seen exploring a waterfall in the United Kingdom with his wife.

The Indian squad members, who had arrived in England in early June and had played the World Test Championship last month, were on a three-week break.

Some of the players, as well as coach Ravi Shastri, visited sporting events like Wimbledon and Euro 2020 in London during the break.

Many stayed with relatives and acquaintances and are said to have travelled around as the country opened up.

The Covid-19 positive case in the Indian team puts a question mark on the warm-up game that is being planned by the England and Wales Cricket (ECB) on the Indian team’s request ahead of the Test series that begins on August 4.

The England limited-overs squad too was affected by Covid-19 positive cases ahead of the recently-concluded ODI series against Pakistan, forcing the ECB to field a second-string side. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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