The Indian Cricket Team is slated to play a 5-match Test series versus England, starting from 4th August. As the series is approaching, a fair amount of uncertainty revolves around this series. According to sources, the abrupt rise in the infection cases of COVID-19 in England has also affected the Indian team. Several media reports suggest that two Indian players have been tested positive for COVID-19. The two players have been isolated as per the COVID-19 protocols. Moreover, it is expected that the number of infections in Team India may increase.
The India Team was on a three-week break after playing the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand. During this break, several players from India took off to different places in Britain. There may be a possibility that the players got infected with the virus during this period.
According to the news agency ANI, the two infected Indian players are now feeling well and one player has tested negative recently. The second player’s test will be done on July 18, by then the player’s 10-day isolation time will also be completed.
Talking to ANI, a source said that both the players showed initial symptoms of COVID-19, after which they were tested. The source further said that there is nothing to worry about as the report of one of the infected players has come negative. When the source was further asked whether the Indian players are still at risk due to the break, the source said that rest of the players are healthy and will be tested at regular intervals. All the rules and protocols will be strictly followed as the safety of the players is paramount.