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India vs England: Indian cricketer tests positive for Delta variant of Covid-19

Thursday, July 15, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for the Delta variant of Covid-19 during the 20-day break, according to reports. He is asymptomatic and currently in quarantine.

Rishabh Pant will also not be travelling to Durham where the Indian team players are scheduled to assemble ahead of the upcoming 5-match Test series against England. A BCCI source reportedly said, "He is in quarantine at an acquaintance's place and won't be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday." Earlier, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla had confirmed that one of the 23 players had tested positive for the virus.

"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," Shukla had said. "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.

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