Rishabh Pant tested positive on 8th July, nearing completion of his self-quarantine: BCCI

Rishabh Pant tested positive on 8th July, nearing completion of his self-quarantine: BCCI

India is all set to play the England series from August 04.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Team India is all set to play five-match Test series against England from August 04 and was all set to travel to Durham before the matches. However, on 15 July 2021, the team was dealt with a major shock when it came to the fore that India’s ace wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for the COVID-19. Sometime after this news, news of staff members testing positive for the virus started floating.

In the latest turn of events, BCCI made it clear that Pant and one staff member of team India tested positive. While Pant, who tested positive on July 8 was quarantining at acquaintance place, the staff member has been isolated immediately. Pant was reported to be asymptomatic and has also covered his maximum days of quarantine.

The Indian board also informed that apart from Pant, assistant/net bowler Dayanand Garani has tested positive for the Virus. BCCI also reported that regular tests are been taken up for all the members and family and the rest of the team has moved to Durham to play their proposed warmup game.

“Team India off to Durham; Two members test positive Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who tested positive for COVID-19 on 8th July, nears completion of his self-quarantine period while training assistant/net bowler Dayanand Garani has tested positive.”

“The entire Indian contingent including travelling family members and caretakers were administered with the second dose of covid vaccine earlier this month in London. To mitigate any further risks, the Indian contingent is taking the Lateral Flow Test on a daily basis. #ENGvIND,” tweeted BCCI.

BCCI give the latest information on Rishabh Pant and team India

It has to be noted that after successful completion of the World Test Championship Finale, players of India were given an off-field time for about 20 days. The team was all set to reassemble after almost 20 days and the proposed warm-up match between India XI and Durham County XI is set to get underway on July 20 which will be played behind closed doors. It will be a thing to see how the series against England will be staged successfully from next month.