The news of Rishabh Pant testing positive for the Coronavirus broke out this morning. The Indian team is in England and is waiting for the much-awaited test series vs England. The Indian team had travelled to England early as they had to play the WTC final.
The gap between the test series and the WTC final was of about 40 days. The test team was given a 20-day holiday to prevent the bio bubble fatigue. All the players have gone to various places to utilize this time with family and friends. A lot of player were also seen posting on their social media. The team is set to assemble tomorrow at Durham for their warmup games ahead of the test series.
BCCI Washes Their Hands Off
After this news broke out, another news that came was that Jay Shah wrote a letter to all the players stating that crowed places like the Euro and Wimbledon should be avoided. Rishabh Pant had posted a photo while he had gone to watch a match of the Euro 2020, in a jam-packed Wembley stadium. He was also seen meeting his fans at the venue.
A report of Jay Shah’s letter came just after the news of Pant testing positive. The letter should have been sent before the players were sent for the vacation. It was an all-important series and such mistakes could cost the Indian team during the series. Rishabh Pant is a key player for the team in England and his availability is a must.
Pant On The Road To Recovery
England’s cases were on a rise because of their festive season and such things should have been taken care of earlier. The news of Jay Shah’s letter coming at the same time indirectly means that the Board is washing their hands off it. The BCCI is portraying that they are not at fault for this. Rishabh Pant has been covid positive now for almost a week and is recovering well. He has been kept in precautionary isolation and should be in good health soon.