Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19© BCCI
India’s cricket team captain, Rohit Sharma, has tested positive for COVID-19, just days before the start of the rescheduled Test match against England. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced through an official release and also posted the information on its Twitter. “#TeamIndia Captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently quarantined at the team hotel and under the care of the BCCI Medical Team,” BCCI wrote on Twitter.
UPDATE – #TeamIndia Captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently quarantined at the team hotel and under the care of the BCCI Medical Team.
– BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2022
Rohit Sharma is part of the Leicestershire side for a match four days before the decisive test match against England, which will kick off July 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Rohit hit the first match on Thursday, but did not feature in India’s second half on Saturday. He scored 25 runs, before coming off the bench in the first inning of the warm-up.
India led the Test series ahead of England with a score of 2-1. Rohit previously led India to a 2-0 home win over Sri Lanka this year. If he recovers in time for the Edgbaston game, it will be his first test match as captain of the Indian team away.
India led by Virat Kohli led England 2-1 last year but the fifth and final test had to be canceled due to the Covid outbreak in the Indian camp. BCCI and ECB have decided to reschedule the remaining Test match this year.
India will also play three T20Is and three ODIs on the tour beyond the Test Match.
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