Indian captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for covid 19

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been found positive for Covid-19 on the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and has been placed in quarantine ahead of the “fifth test” against England. This was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday. The test match begins July 1 in Birmingham and if Rohit remains in quarantine for six days, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah or wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant may be asked to lead the team. When Bumrah becomes captain, a record is also added to him.He would become India’s first Test captain as a fast bowler in Test cricket in 35 years.BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said: “Rohit was found positive for Covid-19 in the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday.He is currently in quarantine at the team hotel and is being cared for by the BCCI medical team.On Sunday, an RT-PCR test will be performed to determine the CT value.Rohit continued to bat on day one of the warm-up against Leicestershire but did not appear on the field on day two.It was expected to debut and now their representation in this game will depend on the result of the RT-PCR test and their Ravichandran Ashwin also joined the England team late as he tested positive for COVID-19 before the team embarked on the UK tour.No bio-bubble (a safe environment for players to protect against Covid) has been prepared for these games in England.Also India had not prepared a biobubble to house So uth Africa recently.

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