Rishabh Pant tests positive for the delta variant of COVID-19, to stay back in London while the team travels to Durham

It has been reported by a source that Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for coronavirus. Pant is currently in the United Kingdom. The Indian team recently concluded the World Test Championship in Southhampton where it faced New Zealand in the final and finished as runners-up.

A source close to Pant has revealed that he has been in isolation for the past 8 days and as of now is asymptomatic. Rishabh has stayed back in London while the rest of the team travelled to Durham as it reassembled for next month's Test series against the hosts England

The source said that Rishabh is in isolation at an acquaintance's place and is currently asymptomatic. He is likely to take a COVID test in the next couple of days.

Rishabh's positive report comes after, BCCI's president Jy Shah had written to the team warning them to keep themselves safe amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom. He also advised the team to not attend any UEFA or Wimbledon matches which were recently held there. Rishabh had attended a match of the UEFA series and even posted photos on social media. Jay Shah also told the team to maintain social distancing as 'Covishield', the vaccine administered to the team only acts as a protection and doesn't provide full immunity against the virus.

by Arushi Agrawal | Thu, Jul 15 - 03:24 PM

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