Before the last Test match between India and England in Manchester, cases of coronavirus were reported in the Indian camp, which included Ravi Shastri and 4 other members of the support staff.
Ravi Shastri’s book launch event was attended by many outside guests and captain Virat Kohli was also a part of it.
Ravi Shastri, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, is currently the target of everyone from England to India. Since the cancellation of the Manchester Test between India and England due to coronavirus infection, the English media, from fans to fans in India, have been following the Indian coach. Reason – The incident happened with Ravi Shastri’s book, after which 5 cases of infection were reported in the support staff of the Indian team and the last Test of the series had to be canceled, which filled both the teams, the cricket board and the fans with disappointment. Now for the first time in this matter, the Indian coach has opened his mouth and has presented his side.
Ravi Shastri’s book was released in the hotel of the Indian team a day before the fourth Test match at the Oval in London. All the members of the team including Indian captain Virat Kohli were present in this program. Along with this, many outsiders also became a part of this event. Four days later, Ravi Shastri and team’s bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel were found corona infected and isolated.
‘Anything could have happened from the first Test match itself’
Eventually, the brunt of this fell on the Test series and the last match had to be cancelled. Since then, everyone is blaming Ravi Shastri for the whole situation. The Indian coach has now defended himself in this matter. Shastri one english newspaper While talking to “The whole country (United Kingdom) is open. Anything could have happened from the first Test match itself.”
After the cancellation of the Manchester Test, there was also talk of displeasure with the Indian coach of England and Wales Cricket Board and BCCI. The English media report claimed that permission was not taken from the ECB’s COVID Protocol team for this event. At the same time, the Indian coach and captain did not take any permission from BCCI for this event.
4 other members of support staff including Shastri infected
Despite Shastri and the support staff getting infected, the fourth and fifth days of the Oval Test were played and India won. However, the Indian team refused to play the Test match after the team’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar was found infected a day before the Manchester Test match, after which both the boards decided to cancel the match.
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