Ravi Shastri: head coach of India, one of four isolated as a precaution against coronavirus | Cricket News


Indian head coach Ravi Shastri did not travel with the rest of the squad after testing positive for coronavirus

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating alongside three other members of the behind-the-scenes team.

Shastri returned a positive lateral flow test on Saturday evening – the third day of the ongoing test on the Kia Oval – and has not traveled on the ground since the fourth day.

He is now awaiting the results of a PCR test, alongside bowling coach Bharat Arun, defensive coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel.

The rest of the team were allowed to report for work after two separate lateral flow tests, a Saturday evening and a Sunday morning.

A statement from the Cricket Control Council in India said: “The BCCI medical team isolated Mr. Ravi Shastri, head coach, MB Arun, bowling coach, Mr. Sridhar, field coach and Mr. Nitin Patel, physiotherapist as a physiotherapist. precautionary measure after Mr Shastri’s lateral flow test came back positive last night.

“They have undergone RT-PCR testing and will stay at the team hotel and will not travel with Team India until confirmed by the medical team. « 

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