During the fourth match of the ongoing Test series against England, four members of the Indian team were found to be Kovid-19 positive. These include coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach B Arun, fielding coach R. Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel. The Indian team has now reached Manchester for the fifth Test and it is reported that after reaching there, another member has been found infected with Corona.
Another member of India’s support staff has tested positive for COVID-19 in Manchester, reports ESPNcricinfo, and the Indian team’s training session was canceled on the eve of the final Test of the five-match series at Old Trafford. has gone. At the same time, Indian players have been ordered to stay in the hotel room till further orders.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has also been found corona infected in the RT-PCR test and will be in isolation for the next ten days, which will keep him out of the team for the fifth and final Test against England in Manchester. Shastri, 59, was found positive in the rapid antigen test on Sunday.
The infection has been confirmed in his RT PCR test report on Monday. The fifth and final Test will be played from September 10. “After testing positive in two rapid antigen tests, Shastri has also tested positive in RT-PCR test. He has mild symptoms like sore throat. He will be in isolation for ten days,” a BCCI source said.
Talking about the series, after winning the fourth test match by 157 runs, Team India has taken a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series. The 5th Test is going to be important for India. If Team India is successful in winning or drawing this test match, then it will be a big achievement for them. If this happens then Virat Kohli will become the first Indian captain to win Test series in Australia and England.