One of the 23 Indian cricketers in the continuing tour of England has examined positive for COVID-19 in the course of the 20-day break and won’t be travelling with the workforce to Durham on Thursday.
The information comes in the wake of BCCI secretary Jay Shah lately sending an e-mail to the Indian contingent in the United Kingdom warning it in regards to the rising instances of COVID-19. The aspect is to reassemble at Durham in a bio-bubble forward of the Test sequence in opposition to England subsequent month.
“Yes, one of many gamers has examined positive though he’s largely asymptomatic at present. He is in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and gained’t be travelling with the workforce to Durham on Thursday,” a BCCI supply advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
While the touring occasion in the U.Okay. is tight-lipped in regards to the title of the player, it’s understood that he has been bothered by the Delta variant which has led to rising variety of instances there.
Shah, in his letter, advised the gamers to “keep away from” crowded locations as Covishield solely supplies safety, not full immunity in opposition to the virus.
In reality, Shah’s letter had particularly said that gamers ought to keep away from going to Wimbledon and Euro Championships, which lately concluded there.
The Indian workforce is because of tackle England in a five-match Test sequence beginning August 4.