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Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar test COVID-19 positive in RT-PCR

India head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and R Sridhar have returned positive for COVID-19 in RT-PCR tests on Monday.

Nitin Patel, the team physiotherapist who, along with Arun and Sridhar, was identified as Shastri’s immediate contact and was forced to isolate on Saturday after Shastri returned a positive test, is understood to have returned a negative RT-PCR test.

According to UK government rules, those who those who return positive RT-PCR tests have to isolate for ten days and return two negative tests, so Shastri, Arun and Sridhar will have to stay on in London even as the series concludes in Manchester.

“They have undergone RT-PCR testing and shall remain in the team hotel and not travel with Team India until confirmation from the medical team,” the statement said. “The remaining members of the Team India contingent underwent two lateral flow tests – one last night and another this morning. The members upon returning negative Covid reports were allowed to proceed for Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test at The Oval.”

India won the fourth Test by 157 runs to take 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series.

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