England vs India Test Series 2021: Ravi Shastri Tests Positive For COVID-19, Placed In Self Isolation Along With Three Other Coaching Staff Members

England vs India Test Series 2021: Ravi Shastri Tests Positive For COVID-19, Placed In Self Isolation Along With Three Other Coaching Staff Members

Ravi Shastri has returned a COVID-19 positive test, one which now places him in self isolation alongside three other coaching staff members

In a massive setback to Team India, head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing five match test series between England and India.

Shastri who has returned a positive COVID-19 lateral flow test, has now been placed under self isolation along with three other members of the coaching staff who include bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel as a precautionary measure.

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Meanwhile, the other members of the Indian setup returned two negative tests and will continue to remain with the team during the ongoing test match at the Oval.

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A statement from the BCCI talked about the latest development as it went onto say: “The BCCI Medical Team has isolated Mr Ravi Shastri, Head Coach, Mr B. Arun, Bowling Coach, Mr R. Sridhar, Fielding Coach and Mr Nitin Patel, Physiotherapist as a precautionary measure after Mr Shastri’s lateral flow test returned positive last evening.

“They have undergone RT-PCR testing and shall remain in the team hotel and not travel with Team India until confirmation from the medical team.”

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While the BCCI didn’t dwell upon the causes which could have resulted in Shastri testing positive, his recent book release could end up being a potential cause. Meanwhile, Shastri is speculated to depart from his role at the end of the forthcoming T20 World Cup later this year with batting coach Vikram Rathour said to be in the fray for the job.

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