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India tour of England: Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma continue to greet fans, sign jerseys despite COVID-19 scare – Check out

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India tour of England: IND vs ENG Live Updates – Despite a stern warning from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma kept greeting fans in London. The former India captain was seen signing a jersey of one of his fans. Meanwhile, Rohit obliged for a selfie on a request of a fan. With rising COVID-19 cases, BCCI are all set to issue directives to players.  Follow India Tour of England Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

“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.

India tour of England: Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma continue to greet fans, and sign jerseys despite the COVID-19 scare – Check out

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.

India also have had their fair share of COVID-19 cases, with Ravichandran Ashwin missing the flight to England after testing positive. Former captain Virat Kohli also reportedly tested positive after arriving from his vacation in the Maldives but recovered in time to make the flight.

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  • 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.
  • Kohli had also tested COVId-19 positive upon arriving in London last week
  • 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.

India tour of England: Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma continue to greet fans, sign jerseys despite COVID-19 scare – Check out

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid had earlier said that he wanted a full-strength squad for the warm-up match against Leicestershire. It seems the coach’s wish will not be granted as medical staff have reported to not field a full-fledged team due to the rising COVID threat. India will play Leicestershire in the warm-up game starting on June 24.

India tour of England: Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma continue to greet fans, sign jerseys despite COVID-19 scare – Check out

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