Ravi Shastri, the head coach of the Indian cricket team has returned a positive lateral flow test for Covid-19 and the support staff are in isolation ahead of Day 4 of the Oval Test on Sunday, the BCCI said in a release.
Bowling coach B Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel have also been isolated as precautionary measure. They have undergone RT-PCR testing and will remain in the team hotel and not travel for the Test until confirmation from the medical team.
The match will go on as scheduled as the Indian team members have undergone two lateral flow tests which have returned negative results.
At the end of Day 3, India were in command after Rohit Sharma’s 127 laid the cornerstone of India’s second innings 270/3, when bad light ended the third day of the fourth Test.
Here’s what the release said:
The BCCI Medical Team has isolated Mr Ravi Shastri, Head Coach, Mr B. Arun, Bowling Coach, Mr R. Sridhar, Fielding Coach and Mr Nitin Patel, Physiotherapist as a precautionary measure after Mr Shastri’s lateral flow test returned positive last evening.
They have undergone RT-PCR testing and shall remain in the team hotel and not travel with Team India until confirmation from the medical team.
The remaining members of the Team India contingent underwent two Lateral Flow Tests – one last night and another this morning. The members upon returning negative COVID reports were allowed to proceed for Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test at The Oval.— BCCI press release
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