An Indian cricketer on the current tour of England tests positive for COVID-19


Posted on 15 July 2021


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During the 20-day break, one of the 23 Indian cricketers on the current tour of England tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be travelling with the squad to Durham on Thursday. Starting August 4, the Indian squad will play England in a five-match Test series. The announcement follows BCCI secretary Jay Shah's recent email to the Indian team in the United Kingdom, in which he warned them about the escalating cases of COVID-19. The team will reconvene in a bio-bubble in Durham ahead of the England Test series next month. While the touring party in the United Kingdom has stayed quiet about the player's identity, it is thought that he has been infected with the Delta variant, which has resulted in an increase in the number of cases in the country. In his letter, Shah advised the players to "avoid" crowded areas because Covishield only provides protection against the infection, not complete immunity. In fact, Shah's letter specifically recommended that players should avoid attending the recent Wimbledon and Euro Championships in London.


Key Points


  • During the 20-day break, one of the 23 Indian cricketers on the current tour of England tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be travelling with the squad to Durham on Thursday.

  • Starting August 4, the Indian squad will play England in a five-match Test series.


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