Indian Wicketkeeper-Batsman Rishabh Pants Tests Positive for COVID-19 in England: Sources | Cricket News

Rishabh Pant is symptomatic and will not travel to Durham with the team for practice.© AFP



Indian goalkeeper Rishabh Pant has tested positive for coronavirus in England, sources told NDTV on Thursday. Pant took the Covid test eight days ago and is symptomatic. The goalkeeper will not be traveling with the rest of India’s teams to Durham, where the team will play a training match ahead of the five-match Test series against England. On May 13, Pant took the first dose of the Covid vaccine in a Euro 2020 match between England and Germany that he recently saw with his friends at Wembley Stadium in London.

The players of the Indian team were given a 20-day break in the final of the Inaugural World Test Championship in Southampton.

Rajiv Shukla, vice chairman of the Indian Cricket Control Commission (BCCI), said the virus has not affected any other players.

“Yes, one player has tested positive but has been isolated for the past eight days. He was not in any hotels with the team, so no other players were affected,” BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla told PTI.

The India team will play a practice match against Durham in preparation for the Test series of the next five matches against England. The practice game will begin on July 20th.

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The England-India Test series will start next month, which will mark the start of the second round of the World Test Championship.

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