After three coaches and one physio in the Indian cricket team tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, another member of the staff has got hit by it. The team India’s assistant physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. After this news was out, the Indian team had to cancel their practice session and Virat Kohli’s men were told to go back to the hotel by the match officials. The COVID-19 is not giving up on the Indian cricket team as five important staff members are now in self-isolation before the fifth Test match against England.
Indian team is currently in England for the five-Test match series. After defeating England in the fourth Test at The Oval India is leading this Test series by 2-1. It was a magnificent effort by the Indian players to clinch the victory against the England cricket team at The Oval after 50 years. Just Before when the fourth-day gameplay of the fourth Test was about to begin, head coach Ravi Shashtri along with the bowling coach Arun, fielding coach Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel, these people’s COVID-19 positive reports came out. After the RT-PCR test the next day, Ravi Shastri again tested positive and was put in 10 days strict quarantine. So, along with the coaches and the physiotherapist, there will be an assistant physio named Yogesh Parmar who will join them in isolation.
The fifth and final Test will be starting from Friday 10th September between India and England. But the Indian team has however missed Thursday’s training session because of one positive COVID-19 case.