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Indian cricketer in England tests positive, quarantined

A participant of the Indian cricket workforce in England has examined constructive for Covid -19 virus and is staying in dwelling isolation in the intervening time, The Indian The Press Reporter has learnt. The participant is dwelling quarantined at his family’ 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 touch with the participant, had been saved 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 had been tight-lipped about what transpired within the assembly.

The news of the Indian cricketer testing constructive comes within the wake of the virus sweeping by means of the England camp forward of their limited-overs dwelling collection towards Pakistan. Final week earlier than the primary ODI towards Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that seven members of the workforce together with three gamers and 4 employees members examined constructive for Covid-19.

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

A second-string England clean-swept Pakistan 3-Zero within the ODI collection, 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 had been affected by it.

“We’ve been aware that the emergence of the Delta variant, together with our transfer away from the stringent enforcement of biosecure environments, might enhance the probabilities of an outbreak. We made a strategic option to attempt to adapt protocols, in an effort to assist the general wellbeing of our gamers and administration employees who’ve spent a lot of the final 14 months residing in very restricted circumstances,” Harrison had mentioned.

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

The Indian gamers had been allowed to go away the bio-bubble in England and frolicked on their very own after the World Take a look at Championship closing that ended on June 23. The BCCI authorized 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-Take a look at collection towards England. The primary Take a look at begins on August 4.

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