Rishabh Pant tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Test series between England and India.

A cricket official told AFP on Thursday that Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid-19 as the team prepared for a Test series in England.

The Indian squad, led by Virat Kohli, is currently in London, but will travel to Durham later on Thursday for a tour match next week. The first Test will take place in Nottingham on August 4th. Pant has tested positive for the virus and will not go to Durham with the rest of the team, according to a cricket official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to AFP.

Pant has been quarantined for the past week, according to the official.

Pant shared photos from a Euro 2020 football match on his social media platforms last month.

The secretary of India’s Board of Control for Cricket, Jay Shah, recently advised players in England to “avoid” congested venues such as the Wimbledon tennis tournament and the Euro football games.

After losing to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final last month, the Indian team stayed in England.

Before reuniting for the Test series, which kicks off the second World Test Championship, the players were given a 20-day vacation.

England’s team was also infected with the coronavirus, forcing them to field a second-string side for the limited-overs series against Pakistan, led by Ben Stokes.

Zainab Murtaza

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