Rishabh Pant test positive for COVID-19
Indian cricket team's wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and training assistant Dayanand Garani tested positive for COVID-19, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Thursday.
Moreover, wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha, bowling coach Bharath Arun and standby player Abhimanyu Easwaran have been put in isolation as they were deemed close contacts of Garani.
While Pant tested positive on July 8 and was not at the team hotel at the time, Garani was at the hotel on July 14 when he tested positive following RT-PCR tests. All four of Garani, Arun, Saha and Easwaran have been isolated for 10 days and will remain in their rooms at the team hotel in London.
None of the aforementioned players and staff members will travel to Durham with the team for a practice match. This means that both Pant and Saha will miss the practice match against a County XI at Emirates Riverside in Durham that begins on July 20.
The Indian Test team has been in England for more than a month now since arriving there ahead of the World Test Championship final in June.