The long-held fear finally came true. Two of the 23 Indian cricketers on the England tour have contracted the coronavirus. However, the name of the cricketer has not been released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The cricketer's name was not released due to the strictures of the Indian board and team management. However, various media outlets reported that he was affected by the Delta type.
Recently, BCCI secretary Joy Shah sent an e-mail to the visiting team advising them to be vigilant due to the corona outbreak. Within a few days, the Indian team was infected with corona.
The first Test between India and England starts on August 4. This time all the Indian cricketers will enter the bio bubble there. The cricket board has sent a team of 23 people due to Corona.
A good news for India, COVID did not initially put any preparation in the match schedule but after many requests, now a match has been matched. The three-day match starts on Tuesday in Durham, where their opponent is the county-selected XI.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, however, played a county championship match for Surrey during the holidays.