India suffered a setback on Wednesday when wicketkeeper-batsman Rishab Pant’s Corona Test came back positive.
However, the BCCI quickly stated that no other player had been infected.
The cricketer is isolated at home after testing positive for an infection
India will play a five-match Test series against England in the coming days.
According to media reports, Pant had tested Covid 19 eight days ago and is currently without symptoms.
Rajiv Shukla, vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said no other player had been infected with the virus.
“Yes, one player has had a positive experience but he has been in isolation for the last eight days. He was not staying in a hotel with the team, so no other player was affected,” Shukla told PTI.
The character was spotted a few weeks ago at a packed Wembley Stadium, with a friend, enjoying the Euro 2020 knockout match between England and Germany.
Sources told Indian media that Pant chose the COVID-19 test after a sore throat. The test came positive and the players as well as the support staff who came in contact with the cricketer have completed their three days of solitude.
The positive news of Pant’s infection came at a time when the virus had infected seven members of the England cricket team before their tour of Pakistan.
England were forced to announce a second-choice team for the Pakistan ODI series, with Ben Stokes as captain, as the entire team was ordered to remain isolated.
In the second string, England swept Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series, but how was the question answered as to how the virus broke the bubble.
“We keep in mind that the emergence of a variety of deltas could increase the likelihood of an outbreak, given our distance from strict enforcement of the biosecure environment,” the ECB chief said.
“We made a strategic choice to try to adopt the protocol for the overall well-being of our players and management staff, who have spent most of the last 14 months in extremely limited conditions,” he said.