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India Bowling Coach Bharat Arun, Reserve Start batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran and Wriddhiman Saha under isolation in the UK

The deadly infection that is Covid-19 apparently frightened the body Indian contingent in England, as there is news that at least two members of the tour party have been diagnosed with the Wuhan virus.

The news about an unnamed Indian player who tested positive for Covid appeared in the media on Thursday morning and it was later confirmed that the player in question is the 23-year-old wicketkeeper. Rishabh Pant.

According to reports, Pant contracted the virus 8 days ago during his stay with a family member.

However, it has now emerged that Dayanand Garani, the specialist for switch-off, also tested positive for the virus.

R Sridhar and Bharat Arun. (Credits: Twitter)

The Indian group that had gathered in London over the past few days had therefore traveled to Durham without five members of the group.

Apart from Rishabh Pant and Dayanand Garani, it has been reported that bowling coach Bharat Arun, assistant starting batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran and punch Wriddhiman Saha have been isolated after coming into close contact with specialist Garani.

According to a report published in the Hindu, the three members who came into close contact with Garani tested negative, but they were asked to remain in isolation until Sunday.

The trio will be tested again on Sunday and if they are negative again, they will be allowed to join the bubble in Durham on Monday.

The spate of Covid cases has jeopardized India’s preparations for the upcoming Test series against England.

The Virat Kohli-led contingent will play a provincial-selected XI in a three-day warm-up match in Durham from Tuesday.

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