wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid-19 as the squad
prepares for a Test series in England.
The Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, are currently in
London but will enter a bio-secure bubble and leave for Durham later Thursday
for a tour match next week. The first Test begins on August 4 in Nottingham.
“Pant has tested positive and will not travel to Durham
with the rest of the team,” a cricket official told AFP on condition of
Pant has been in quarantine for the past week, the official
Pant posted pictures of himself at a Euro 2020 football
match last month on his social media accounts.
Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI), recently warned players in England to “avoid” crowded
places including the Wimbledon tennis and Euro football.
The India squad remained in England after losing to New
Zealand in the World Test Championship final last month.
The players were given a 20-day break before regrouping for
the Test series which marks the start of the second World Test Championship.
England have also been hit by the virus and were forced to
field a second-string side, led by Ben Stokes, for their limited-overs series