Rishabh Pant, of the Indian Cricket Team, tested positive for the deadly Wuhan virus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.)
It is to be noted, Rishabh Pant took the COVID-19 test 8 days ago and is quarantined currently. He is asymptomatic and would not be a part of the squad going to Durham, to play against England.
Rishabh Pant was in the squad of the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming river series test match between England and India.
Meanwhile, after Rishabh Pant, a support staff member of the Indian team in England has also tested positive for the Wuhan virus. In addition, three other coaching assistants have been quarantined because of this development.
Sources said the left hander experienced a sore throat, which led to a Covid test and it returned positive. His teammates and support staff, who came in contact with the player, were kept in isolation for three days and they have completed their isolation period.
On the 14th of July, chief selector Chetan Sharma met with President Sourav Ganguly of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI,) in Kolkata. Though the meeting is expected to be regarding the replacement of Rishabh Pant, both are tight lipped about what transpired in the meeting.
The five Test series against England are scheduled to begin from the 4th of August.