India’s tour of England might be cancelled as COVID-19 made its way in the Indian team. Virat Kohli is said to have tested positive for Covid-19, along with a few other players.
However, the former India skipper has fully recovered from the virus. The situation, albeit, has put the team’s practice Test against Leicestershire in a tricky situation.
â€œYes, Virat too was hit by Covid after returning from holidaying in the Maldives, but heâ€™s recovered now,â€ as per the sources.
â€œThis now means that Indiaâ€™s tour game against Leicestershire from June 24 wonâ€™t be as intense as coach Rahul Dravid wanted it to be, since the medical advice is to not overload the players after theyâ€™ve suffered Covid-19. There could be more Covid cases in the team,â€ the source further stated.
Afraid of the situation deteriorating further, the BCCI decided to end the series without the 5th Test being completed. The 5th Test, which had been postponed, will now be played at Edgbaston on July 1, followed by a T20I and an ODI series.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer, Arun Dhumal, has advised the players to take all precautions they can as the board doesn’t want a similar situation like the one that took place last time, forcing the board to call off the 5th and final Test of the series.
â€œThe Covid threat is reduced in the UK. But still players should be more careful. We will ask the team to be a little careful,â€ Said Arun Dhumal.
While the the BCCI hasn’t officially confirmed any Covid-19 cases in the Indian camp, the series schedule may be adversely affected if the virus has indeed entered the Indian camp.