• Rishabh Pant tested positive for Covid-19 on 8th July
• He has been in isolation at a relative’s place in England for eight days
• Pant was affected by the Delta variant and is asymptomatic
• The team reassembled for the World Test Championship (WTC) after 20 days, Rishabh Pant will not be joining the team
Indian Wicket-keeper and batsman Rishabh Pant tested positive for Covid-19 on July 8. He has been in isolation for the past 8 days and will remain in isolation till Sunday, July 18. He will undergo another RT-PCR test again on 18th July.
After a 20-day break, the team reassembled for the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Durham before the three-day warm-up game. Rishabh Pant, who is currently diagnosed with COVID-19, will not be traveling with the team. According to a source, Rishabh Pant is asymptomatic and is in quarantine in England at a relative’s place and will not be traveling with the team to Durham on Thursday.
BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told on Thursday that yes, one player has tested positive, but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. Rajiv Shukla later added that he was not staying in any hotel with the team, no other player has tested positive.
The BCCI secretary has sent a mail to the Indian contingent warning of the recent rise in cases in the country and to avoid going to crowded places. The letter stated that players should avoid going to the Wimbledon and Euro Championships.
According to a report Rishabh Pant has been affected by the Delta variant of coronavirus after the recent rise in cases.