Two Indian cricketers in UK test Covid positive, Quarantined

New Delhi: The three-week post-World Test Championship (WTC) break has landed the Indian cricket team in avoidable troubles as two players have been infected by Covid-19 in the United Kingdom.

Reports said that out of the two players, one is still in isolation but fortunately he is asymptomatic while the other who had returned a positive result has already recovered having been tested negative.

Although the National Health Service in England, which has been conducting the tests on the Indian players, is expected to confirm their identity soon, it has been learned that the player is Rishabh Pant.

The player who tested positive will not be travelling to Durham, where the Indian team is scheduled to assemble on Thursday afternoon and prepare for a three-day warm-up game against a County Championship XI team from July 20.

The players would again be tested on reaching Durham. The first round of testing took place on July 10 and again on July 14, there was another round of testing. The infected player tested positive after the first round of tests, added reports.

It is to be noted that recently the number of Covid-19 cases in UK has risen and there are reports of the Delta variant being detected as well.

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