According to reports, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah ordered all players on visiting Wimbledon and Euro 2020 after an Indian cricketer tested COVID positive in England. Whereas the identity of the player who tested positive has not been revealed, the news has caused concern in the Indian camp. The BCCI Secretary advised the players to “avoid” public locations since COVISHIELD only preventing against the virus, not full immunity. let’s look at Why BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Urges Caution.
“Yes, one of the players has tested positive although he is largely asymptomatic currently. He is in quarantine at an acquaintance’s place and won’t be traveling with the team to Durham on Thursday,” a BCCI source told on PTI.
According to the same source, the individual who caught the virus suffered from the dangerous version of Delta in the United Kingdom. The players are said to be tested again after reaching Durham. The first test round took place last Saturday (10 July), then another test round took place on Wednesday (14 July). After the initial set of testing, the infected player proved positive.
This would be fascinating to know if the virus has infected more than one player. Once the team departs for Durham, it will be recognized. According to reports, the sick player is quarantining at a relative’s home in the United Kingdom.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Urges Caution
On July 20, the Virat Kohli-led team will play a 3-day warm-up match against the County Championships XI in Durham. All of these matches will be held in the UK and the Indian second-string team led by Shikhar Dhawan is in Sri Lanka. The series will begin on July 18 with 3-ODIs and 3-T20Is for the Dhawan-led team.
“Durham Cricket are delighted to announce that Emirates Riverside will host India against a County Championship XI as the tourists prepare for their test series against England later this summer”.
“The world number two test side will use Emirates Riverside as a home venue for their preparations this summer and will get underway with a three-day game against a county selected on Tuesday 20 July at 11 am. The three-day game will see a number of players from the county circuit feature as they go up against the Indian national side”.
“Play will get underway at 11 am on Tuesday with 90 overs scheduled per day with the game being played strictly behind closed doors,” Durham cricket said in a release.
On Thursday morning, India was struck a blow when it was revealed that one of its players had come back positive for COVID-19. Some other player had tested positive before being found to be negative, according to reports.
It’s unclear whether or not the recent problem will have an impact on the rest of the tour.