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Indian cricketer COVID positive with Delta variant in UK? BCCI secretary Jay Shah had advised to avoid crowded places


One of the 23 Indian cricketers in the continued tour of England remains to be positive for COVID-19 throughout the 20-day break and won’t be travelling with the group to Durham on Thursday (July 15). While one has even returned adverse exams since, the opposite might be examined on July 18 as he completes his tenth day in isolation on Sunday.

The information comes in the wake of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah lately sending an e-mail to the Indian contingent in the United Kingdom warning it concerning the rising circumstances of COVID-19. The facet is to reassemble at Durham in a bio-bubble forward of the Test sequence in opposition to England subsequent month.

“Yes, one of the players has tested positive although he is largely asymptomatic currently. He is in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and won’t be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday,” a BCCI supply advised information company PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

While the touring party in the UK is tight-lipped about the name of the player, it is understood that he has been afflicted by the Delta variant which has led to rising number of cases there.

Shah, in his letter, advised the gamers to ‘avoid’ crowded places as Covishield solely offers safety, not full immunity in opposition to the virus.

In truth, Shah’s letter had particularly said that gamers ought to avoid going to Wimbledon and UEFA Euro Championships, which lately concluded there. The Indian group is due to tackle England in a five-match Test sequence beginning August 4.

(with company inputs)



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