Rishabh Pant, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman who is scheduled to join the Indian team to Durham has tested positive for coronavirus in England, according to reports that has come on Thursday. Pant took a Covid test eight days ago and he is asymptomatic.
The wicketkeeper will not travel with the rest of the Indian squad to Durham where the team is set to play a practice match ahead of the five-match Test series against England.
Soon after Rishabh Pant, a support staff member of the Indian team in England has also tested positive for Covid-19. Three other coaching assistants have been quarantined because of this development. The four, along with Rishabh Pant, would not be traveling with the team to Durham.
Rishabh Pants tests Covid positive
Sources said the left-hander experienced a sore throat, which led to a Covid test and it returned positive. His teammates and support staff, who came in contact with the player, were kept in isolation for three days and they have completed their isolation period.
Pant, who took his first dose of Covid vaccine on May 13, was recently spotted with his friends at the Wembley Stadium in London during a Euro 2020 match between England and Germany.