Indian cricketer, who has been tested for Covid-19 positive ahead of their five-match Test series against England, is wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
The Test series against England is scheduled from August 4.
Pant was at the Wembley Stadium to watch England’s Round of 16 clash against Germany on June 30.
As per the reports, Pant is not experiencing any serious symptoms. However, he won’t be be travelling to Durham, where the Indian team is scheduled to assemble on Thursday to start preparing for their three-day warm-up game against a County Championship XI team, starting from July 20.
Indian cricketers were on a 20-day break following their eight-wicket loss against New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Players were spotted at Wimbledon and Euros during the break.
Jay Shah, secretary of BCCI, had warned the cricketers not to go out as the Delta variant was rampant in the UK. In his letter, Jay Shah had also asked the players not to go out because vaccination does not provide immunity.
Last week before the first ODI against Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that seven team members, including three players and four staff members, tested positive for Covid-19.
The development forced an overhaul of the England ODI squad, with Ben Stokes being appointed the captain of the team.
In his statement, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison mentioned the Delta variant of the virus without revealing if the squad members were affected by it.“We have been mindful that the emergence of the Delta variant, along with our move away from the stringent enforcement of biosecure environments, could increase the chances of an outbreak. We made a strategic choice to try to adapt protocols, in order to support the overall wellbeing of our players and management staff who have spent much of the last 14 months living in very restricted conditions,” Harrison had said.India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been tested positive for Coronavirus ahead of their five-match Test series against England, starting from August 4. Pant was spotted at the Wembley Stadium to watch England’s Round of 16 clash against Germany on June 30.