Ravi Shastri tests positive for COVID-19; coach along with three other staff members isolated

Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive during the India tour of the England Test series and is now in self-isolation, reports Cricbuzz

The Indian men’s cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for COVID-19 last evening. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel are the other three support staff members of the Indian cricket team to have been in close contact with Shastri and are now self-isolating for precautionary measures. Shastri is the only one to have tested positive while the other’s test results have returned as negative. 

They will remain in London while the rest of the squad moves to Manchester for the ongoing test series. The rest of the Indian team staff and the players have undergone two lateral flow tests due to the conformed positive case in the camp. They are cleared to play Day 4 of the fourth Test. 

“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,” said a statement from BCCI reports Cricbuzz.

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