BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he is not sure if the 5th Test between England and India will be played or not. The match is scheduled to be played in a packed stadium in Manchester at Old Trafford from September 10th. Yogesh Parmar the junior physio of Indian Cricket Team was the latest member to be found Covid positive from Indian camp. All the members of team India are in isolation and strictly following the Covid protocols.
Earlier, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, Fielding coach R. Sridhar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and Main Physio Nitin Patel were also found positive. Since then they are in isolation.
The authorities in Manchester forced Indian team to call off their practice session a day before the final test, which to be played in Manchester from Friday.
RT-PCR reports of all the members are still awaited. At a book launch today BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he is not sure whether the match will be played or not. It all depends on the RT-PCR reports which are yet to come.
All team India players have been told to stay in isolation. During the fourth Test at the Oval, only batting coach Vikram Rathour with the team because Shastri, Nitin Patel, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar were isolating in London.
Though all the players and staff members are fully vaccinated but somehow they still caught the virus.
Head coach Ravi Shastri is on radar again, because different reports suggest that he caught the virus at a book launch he attended in London. Where outside people were also allowed in that event. Bowling Coach Bharat Arun, Main Physio Nitin Patel and Fielding coach R Sridhar wre also present at the event.