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India wicketkeeper Pant tests positive for coronavirus on England tour

India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid-19.

The development comes as the Indian squad prepares for a Test series in England.

As being reported, Pant is in isolation and will not be travelling to Durham where the team members were scheduled to assemble before the upcoming 5-match Test series against England.

According to a BCCI source, Pant tested positive and was in isolation for the past eight days.

He is, according to the source, asymptomatic at this point.

“He is in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and won’t be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday,” he said without divulging when the 23-year-old will join the squad.

Earlier, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla confirming the development said that one out of 23 players was tested positive and has been kept in isolation.

“Yes, one player has tested positive but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying in any hotel with the team, so no other player has been affected. But I can’t divulge the name of the player,” BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told PTI on Thursday.

“As of now, no other player has tested positive. Also, you must be aware our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all players to maintain protocols,” he added.

 

Saman Siddiqui

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