London: Indian Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been tested positive for covid-19 in the ongoing tour of England and will not travel with the other team members to Durham BCCI source said.
According to the BCCI source, Pant was in isolation for the past eight days and he is asymptomatic at this point.
“He is in quarantine at an acquaintance place and won’t be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday.” the source said.
Confirming about it BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla told PTI, “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.”
Shukla further added as of now no other players has tested positive also our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all players to maintain protocols.
Shah in his letter told the players to avoid crowded places as covishield vaccine which was given to the team only provides protection, not fully immunity against the virus.
As per the report, Pant has been afflicted by the Delta variant which has led to the rising number of cases in England. Earlier, pant was seen attending a REuro championship match last month which pictures he posted on his social media accounts.
The Indian team is due to take on England in a five-match Test series starting August 4. It will play a practice game starting July 209 as a built-up to the high-intensity series.