Ravi Shastri and coaching staff may leave UK on Wednesday if RT-PCR results return negative | Cricket News
Shastri, who tested positive for COVID-19 Before the fourth test at the Oval, he has been in quarantine since September 4 and is expected to complete his 10-day isolation period together with Arun and Sridhar on Monday.
However, the trio must have negative RT-PCR reports before leaving UK shores for India and are expected to join a much stricter biobubble in Dubai, post-IPL when the Indian team reunites. for the T20 World Cup campaign.
“Ravi, Sridhar and Arun are all physically fine and mostly asymptomatic. They will undergo the RT-PCR test on Monday and, if all goes well, they can fly on the original departure date, that is, September 15. the call will be answered by the medical team, “a senior BCCI official told PTI under conditions of anonymity.
Meanwhile, the rest of the contingent’s support personnel will fly on a commercial flight through Dubai on Monday afternoon.
However, junior physio Yogesh Parmar, who tested positive on September 8, will have to remain in isolation for a few more days before he can fly home.
The fifth test between India and England at Old Trafford was canceled after Virat Kohli refused to line up his team stopping more cases during the incubation period.
The independent test will in all likelihood take place in July next year, but the ECB has already reached out to the ICC for the Dispute Resolution Committee to make a swift decision on the matter.
COVID-19 is an acceptable non-compliance and the Indian camp has stated that it was unable to present a team for the match.
If the ICC rules it as an abandoned test due to COVID-19, India would win the series 2-1 or else a loss would mean the series would level at 2-2 and England would make a successful claim to the company of insurance for the reimbursement of GBP 40 million loss.