Indian goalkeeper-beater Rishabh Pant has joined the team’s bio-bubble after recovering from COVID-19 ahead of the renowned test run against England.
Pants, which had tested positive for the virus, completed a 10-day isolation period, followed by two negative RT-PCR reports and an appropriate cardiovascular workup which are mandatory before joining the team.
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“Hello @ RishabhPant17, nice to see you again,” BCCI said in a tweet, along with Pant’s photo, Thursday.
Pant had tested positive while staying in Southall with an acquaintance. He had developed mild symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 when tested.
According to sources, Pant could have taken the Delta 3 variant during a visit to a dentist for a toothache problem, contrary to previous reports that his presence at the European Championships could have led to the infection.
After Pant tested positive, BCCI secretary Jay Shah sent a warning letter to the Indian contingent, asking players to avoid overcrowded gatherings like Wimbledon and Euro matches.
The Indian team are currently playing a warm-up match against a County XI side in Durham, ahead of the first test of the five-game series on August 4 in Nottingham.