Thursday, 15 July 2021: After Rishabh Pant was tested positive for Covid-19, now throwdown specialist Dayanand Guarani has turned positive for Covid-19. It is also reported that two members in the squad have been isolated. The isolated members of the Indian contingent will not travel to Durham where the rest of the squad will meet before the practice match. However, Pant has been in isolation for eight days now and is asymptomatic.
BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla added: “One player has been found positive, he was asymptomatic, I won’t disclose the name. He was not staying in the team hotel, he is staying with relatives and is recovering very well. He is in isolation, he was found positive 8 days back. He will be tested again after two days,” Shukla told
“Team India is fine there is no problem, secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to team management everybody should follow the COVID protocols, strict measures whatever could be adopted as per the recommendations must be followed and all safety precautions should be taken and the team has to be very careful during the England tour,” he added.
“We are taking all the precautions during the series, everybody is put in the bubble so since it was a long gap of one month so players were allowed to go around. I don’t think that they can be constantly kept in a bubble. We are not that worried because the rest of the players are fine they will be heading to Durham. Who is in isolation will not travel with the rest of the team. Once they test negative, then only they can proceed ahead,” he added
India will play a warm-up match against the Champion county side to prepare for the series. India will lock horns with England in five test match series which will commence from four August and will be played at Nottingham.