Rishabh Pant examined constructive for Covid in England and won’t play the observe match in Durham.© AFP
Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), defended Rishabh Pant after the wicketkeeper-batsman contracted the coronavirus in England. On Thursday, the BCCI revealed that Rishabh Pant and crew’s coaching assistant/web bowler Dayanand Garani examined constructive for COVID-19 and won’t journey with the remainder of the squad to Durham the place Team India are scheduled to play a observe match forward of their 5 -match Test sequence towards England. Ganguly, throughout a chat with News18, defended Pant and mentioned that it’s “bodily inconceivable to put on masks on a regular basis”.
“We have seen Euro Championship and Wimbledon in England. Rules have modified (with crowd being allowed inside venues). They have been on go away and it is bodily inconceivable to put on masks on a regular basis,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by News 18.
After the World Test Championship ultimate, the Indian crew was granted a 20-day break.
During the break, Pant was spotted with his friends at the Wembley Stadium in London throughout a Euro 2020 match between England and Germany.
Bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and Abhimanyu Easwaran have been recognized as shut contacts and have been remoted from the remainder of the squad. The trio together with Pant and coaching assistant didn’t journey with the crew to Durham.
Team India traveled to Durham on Thursday and are set to play a three-day observe match beginning July 20 to gear up for the upcoming Test sequence.
Asked about who will open the innings within the absence of injured Shubman Gill, the previous India captain mentioned he doesn’t intervene within the crew choice.
“I do not intervene in all these issues. Team Management will determine this,” Ganguly mentioned.
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