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Indian Cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri tests COVID-19 positive

NEW DELHI: Head coach of the India team, Ravi Shastri tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday evening in London. Shastri has subsequently been placed in isolation in the team hotel by the BCCI medical team.

Along with Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar, and physiotherapist Nitin Patel are also isolating.

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The rest of India’s team members have been allowed to go to the ground ON THE FOURTH DAY after they returned negative on two lateral flow tests.

The lateral flow tests are used to get results quicker but are confirmed by the RT-PCR tests which is considered to have better reliability. There isn’t a strict bio-bubble in place for this series and team members are allowed to go outdoors in England in a controlled environment after being fully vaccinated, and with the advice of not mixing with the public as much as possible.

Both teams are in separate hotels with dedicated floors allotted to them but other parts of the hotels are open for public as well.

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