Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tests COVID-19 positive ahead of India tour of England

It was hours after revealing that two Indian players tested positive for COVID-19. One of the players is none other than stalwart wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who was reported as being infected by the contagion on Wednesday. Just before few weeks, Rishabh Pant was spotted with a friend at a packed Webley Stadium who seemed to have to enjoy the Euro 2020 knock-out match between England and Germany.

According to the PTI report, sources in BCCI claimed that the player in question is wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Rajat Shukla vice president of BCCI said on Thursday that “Yes, one player has tested positive but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying in any hotel with the team, so no other player has been affected, But I can’t divulge the name of the player”.

Rajat Shukla further added, “As of now no other player has tested positive. Also you must be aware our secretary Jay Shah has written a letter to all players to maintain protocols”.


There was a report from Asian News International that two of the 23 Indian cricketers in the ongoing tour of England have tested COVID-19 positive. It all happened during the 20-day break and they will not be traveling with the team to Durham on Thursday.

Further reports were stating that one of the players who was tested positive for COVID-19 has already returned negative while the other player is in isolation.

This news came to light when BCCI secretary Jay Shah recently sending an email to the Indian contingent in the UK warning it about the rising cases of COVID-19. The Indian side is to reassemble in Durham in a bio-bubble ahead of the Test series against England next month.

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