Indian team coach Ravi Shastri and members of his support staff were caught by coronavirus during the Oval Test match and have been in isolation since then.
Ravi Shastri and his support staff are in isolation since they were hit by the coronavirus infection.
Due to Coronavirus, the last Test match between India and England (India vs England 2021) to be played in Manchester was canceled before the start. Talks are going on between BCCI, ECB and ICC regarding the outcome of that match. Meanwhile, the Indian players have immediately left Manchester and reached the UAE, where they will take part in the matches of IPL 2021. There are now only a select few members left from the Indian camp in England, including head coach Ravi Shastri and members of his support staff, who were hit by the corona infection. They are waiting to return to the country and if all goes well, they will return home by Wednesday 15 September.
According to the report of news agency PTI, the real date of the Indian team’s return from England and leaving for UAE was Wednesday 15 September. The players had already left the UAE, but due to the infection, the return of Shastri and his support staff was delayed and now they can return to the country by 15 September. Only one condition has to be fulfilled. After completing the period of isolation, his RT-PCR test report will have to come negative twice.
Leave only after showing negative report twice
Apart from Ravi Shastri, bowling coaches Bharat Arun and R Sridhar were also found corona infected during the fourth test match. All three had symptoms of infection at the same time and were in isolation. Giving information about this, an official associated with the board said, “Ravi, Sridhar and Arun do not have any problem and do not have much symptoms (of the infection). They will all get their RT-PCR test done on Monday and if all goes well, they can return on the pre-scheduled date of departure, September 15. The final decision will be taken by the medical team.”
Physio will have to complete isolation
Apart from these, the team’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar also came under the grip of infection. He was found infected a day before the start of the Manchester Test and has been in isolation since then and will return to the country after staying there for the next few more days. As far as the other support staff of the team and non-IPL players are concerned, they will reach India on Monday afternoon via Dubai via commercial flight. Batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran and bowler Arjan Nagwaswala, who went as standby in the team, are not part of any IPL team.
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