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After Rishabh Pant, another Indian team member tests positive for Covid-19; 3 more isolated

Friday, July 16, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Following Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant's diagnosis yesterday, the Indian team’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani has tested positive for Covid-19 in England ahead of the Test series.

The BCCI also confirmed that Wriddhiman Saha, bowling coach Bharat Arun and standby opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who were in close contact with Dayanand Garani, have been isolated and will not join the team bubble in Durham. "The BCCI Medical Team have identified B. Arun, Bowling Coach, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran as close contacts of Garani, who was in the team hotel when he tested positive following RT-PCR tests on 14th July. The four personnel will undergo 10-day isolation and will remain in their respective rooms in the team hotel in London, the BCCI mentioned in its statement.

"The entire Indian contingent including travelling family members and caretakers were administered with the second dose of covid vaccine earlier this month in London. To mitigate any further risks, the Indian contingent is taking the Lateral Flow Test on a daily basis," the board added in its statement. Rishabh Pant had tested positive for the Delta variant of Covid-19 during the 20-day break and has been in quarantine for the past 9 days.

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