Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri to miss the final Test match, COVID-19 positive in RT-PCR

Indian cricket coach and former indian cricketer, Ravi Shastri has turned out to be positive again in the RT-PCR test, which means he will have to self-isolate himself for 10 days.

Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri will not be seen in the final Test for India against England which is to be played in Manchester from 10th September to 14th September. Former Indian cricketer, as well as a commentator, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday evening for which he missed the fourth day of the fourth Test between India and England.

Now, BCCI has confirmed that Ravi Shastri will have to quarantine along with the other staff members who were turned positive on Saturday evening as they came positive again after the RT-PCR test. Everyone must self-isolate themselves if they come in contact with COVID-19, that was the rule made by the officials before the series. Many Indian cricket players have also turned positive before, like Rishabh Pant who came in contact just after heading to England for the five-test match series.


On 5th September, the news was out that head coach Ravi Shastri along with Bowling coach Mr Arun, fielding Coach Mr Sridhar and Physiotherapist Mr Nitin Patel have been tested positive and are in self-isolation before the Day 4 game starts. After the RT-PCR test, Ravi Shastri’s reports again show Positive, so the coach won’t be allowed to join the Indian team for the next 10 days.

“After testing positive in two lateral flow tests, Shastri has also returned a positive result in the RT-PCR test. He will undergo 10 days of isolation,” a BCCI source said to PTI.