Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, London
Published by: Mukesh Kumar Jha
Updated Thu, 15 Jul 2021 05:14 PM IST
After wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, the team’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garni has also been found infected with Corona.
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The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) source has confirmed that Pant has been kept in isolation for the last eight days. According to the source, he is not showing any symptoms at this time. It is understood that Pant is infected with the delta type of the virus, due to which the cases of infection are increasing in England. He was seen at the stadium during the Euro Football Championship match last month and also posted a picture of himself on social media. After mild fever, Pant got the corona test done.
Indian cricket team’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani tests positive for COVID-19 in England, two others from contingent also isolated
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“He is in quarantine with an acquaintance and will not travel with the team to Durham on Thursday,” the source said. However, the source did not say when the 23-year-old would join the team. Pant is expected to undergo a corona test again in the next few days. Apart from Pant and injured Shubman Gill, the rest of the Indian team left for Durham from London on Thursday. Gill suffered a leg injury earlier this month and the young batsman has come out of the biologically safe environment of the team. The Indian team has to play a five-Test series against England from August 4. The team will also play a practice match from July 20 before this. The second round of the World Test Championship will begin with this match between India and England.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah had warned the team
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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had earlier sent an e-mail to the Indian team present in the UK, warning about the increasing cases of Kovid-19 there. The players were given a break after the World Test Championship final against New Zealand last month. India had lost this match. In his letter, Shah had asked the players to avoid going to crowded areas as only the Kovishield vaccine administered to the players of the team can prevent infection, it is a complete protection against the virus. Does not give resistive power.