Ravi Shastri’s lateral flow test came back positive, BCCI said.© AFP
Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri and three other support staff have gone into isolation in England, BCCI announced in a press release on Sunday. The move was taken “as a precautionary measure after Mr Shastri’s lateral flow test came positive last night,” the BCCI said. The other isolated members are bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel. “They have undergone RT-PCR testing and will stay at the team hotel and not travel with Team India until confirmation from the medical team,” the press release revealed.
“The remaining members of the Team India contingent underwent two lateral flow tests – one last night and another this morning. The members were allowed to continue for day 4 of the ongoing fourth test at The Oval after sending back negative COVID reports,” the release added. please .
India resumed play on Day 4 of the Oval Test on Sunday with a score of 270/3, with skipper Virat Kohli and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the fold and the team leading by 171 runs.
The visitors had been thrown out for 191 in their first innings, while England scored 290 in response to a 99-run lead.
However, India fought back in the second innings with opener Rohit Sharma who hit his first overseas Test century on Saturday. Rohit scored 127 and was ably supported by Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit 61, while India dominated the proceedings on Day 3.
Ollie Robinson sacked both Rohit and Pujara in the final session on Saturday, but the England bowlers otherwise had a largely frustrating day. India will try to build a big lead on the penultimate day of the Oval Test.
The five-game series is currently at 1-1.
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