Indian cricketer in home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 in England – Marseille News
The anonymous cricketer is currently in quarantine at his relatives’ home and will join the team later in Durham. (Photo courtesy: IE)
An Indian team cricketer who is currently in England is in home isolation after testing positive for Covid -19, The Indian Express reported. The anonymous cricketer is currently in quarantine at his relatives’ home and will join the team later in Durham. The rest of the Indian team will return to their bio-bubble in Durham today.
Sources told The Indian Express that the cricketer suffered from a sore throat which led team management to organize a Covid-19 test, which gave a positive result. Support staff and the team, who had come into contact with the affected player, also underwent a three-day period of isolation, which they have since ended. Indian cricketers were allowed to leave the secure bio-bubble to spend time alone following the ICC World Trials Championship final against New Zealand which ended on June 23.
News of the Indian cricketer returning a positive Covid-19 test comes just a week after the virus swept through the England squad ahead of a limited series against Pakistan at home. Ahead of ODI’s first match against Pakistan last week, seven members of the England squad, including four staff and three players, tested positive for the virus, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed. (ECB). This forced England coaches to reshuffle the squad as Ben Stokes took command.
Questions were asked about how the virus broke through the bio-bubble players were living in and Tom Harrison, the CEO of the ECB, said they were aware that the Delta variant of the virus, associated with their moving away from strict biosecurity measures, could lead to an epidemic. Sri Lanka has also experienced a virus outbreak in its camp following a tour of England, resulting in the postponement of a limited series against India.
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