IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG LIVE: India Tour of England Live Updates: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy…

IND vs ENG LIVE: India Tour of England Live Updates: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma. The reason is despite advisories, the players were seen mingling with fans openly without mask and social distancing. The players have been asked to avoid crowded places due to the evolving situation in a pandemic. Follow India vs England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been seen taking selfies with fans in Leicester and London as India prepare for the warm-up match against Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

“The Covid threat is reduced in the UK. But still players should be more careful. We will ask the team to be a little careful,” said Arun Dhumal BCCI treasurer to InsideSport.

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG Live: Why Covid scare loom large on Indian team before 5th Test?

  • The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging with the UK reporting over 10,000 new cases every day.
  • Despite advisory to players on avoiding crowded places, they have been seen mingling with fans without any mask.
  • Although all the players are fully vaccinated, a Covid-19 positive result will put the player in 5-day isolation and that could rule him out of the Edgbaston Test.
  • BCCI has warned the players against mingling with fans.
  • Last time, Team India refused to field the team after a Covid-19 outbreak in Indian camp following Ravi Shastri’s book launch party in London.
  • The 5th Test has now been rescheduled to be played from July 1.

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IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

Currently, the UK have been reporting nearly 10,000 Covid-19 positive cases every day. The weekly average in London is 11,221 alone while in Leicester, it is over 1600 cases per day.

It should also be noted that the New Zealand cricket team which is currently touring England for a three-match Test series has seen an outbreak of Covid-19 in their camp. As many as 6 players and support staff have tested positive for the virus including captain Kane Williamson.

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IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

The last time India were in the UK, the 5th Test had to be rescheduled due to a Covid outbreak in India’s camp. The covid cases emerged following Ravi Shastri’s book launch party in London. As many as four support staff including head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive and the Indian players including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma refused to play the match at Manchester and returned home the next day.

Meanwhile, Indian cricketers, including skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill, on Monday hit the nets here ahead of the rescheduled fifth and final Test against England, starting in Birmingham on July 1.

Rohit and Gill are likely to open the innings for India in the Test and the duo got into the groove as they looked to sharpen their skills during the practice session at the Leicestershire County Ground.

IND vs ENG LIVE: BCCI ’ready to warn players’, as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others openly mingling around with fans without MASK and protection in LONDON

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