Ravi Shastri came positive in the lateral flow test (rapid antigen test) on Sunday. Corona infection has also been confirmed in his RT-PCR test report on Monday. will not be with the team in Manchester test, will remain isolated for 10 days.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has also been found corona infected in the RT PCR test. He will be in isolation for the next ten days. Due to this, he will be out of the team in the fifth and last Test of the 5-match series against England. The fifth Test is to be played from 10 to 14 September at the Emirates Old Trafford ground in Manchester.
Ravi Shastri, 59, was found positive in the rapid antigen test on Sunday. Corona infection has also been confirmed in his RT PCR test report on Monday. A source in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday i.e. 6 September 2022, ‘After being found positive in two rapid antigen tests, Ravi Shastri has also been found positive in RT PCR test. They have mild symptoms, such as a sore throat. He will be in segregation (quarantine) for ten days.
Bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel, three members of the support staff who came in close contact with Ravi Shastri, are also in quarantine. The team members have been found negative in two rapid antigen tests conducted on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The support staff and all the players have received both doses of the corona vaccine.
There is a possibility that Ravi Shastri succumbed to corona infection on the occasion of the release of his book at the team hotel. Outside guests also came to the program for the release of Shastri’s book. Nitin Patel, R Sridhar and Bharat Arun were also present at the event.
Talk about the series between India and England, both the teams are on equal footing after winning one match each. The first Test match played in Nottingham was abandoned due to rain. India won the second Test played at Lord’s.
In the Leeds Test, England made a comeback and won against India by an innings margin. The fourth Test is in an exciting phase. Both the teams are trying to win the match at the Oval.