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BCCI Slams at Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli for Attending Crowded Event

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is figured out how to be annoyed with mentor Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli for going to a public occasion in London last week, as indicated by BCCI sources.



Shastri tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, while bowling trainer Bharat Arun and handling mentor R Sridhar, who were distinguished as close contacts on Sunday, returned positive tests on Monday. Team physio Nitin Patel keeps on being in isolation. 

Shastri, Kohli and different individuals from the visiting group were essential for a book dispatch at a lodging last Tuesday where the occasion room was loaded with individuals. 

Shastri and Kohli had shared the stage during the occasion. BCCI sources revealed that the Indian team had not looked for legitimate freedom from the board prior to going to the occasion.

Now, stricter bio-bubble in Manchester awaits India 

“Photos from the event have been shared with BCCI officials. The board will probe the matter. This incident has left the board embarrassed. The coach and the captain will be asked to explain the circumstances after the fourth Test at Oval. The team’s administrative manager Girish Dongre’s role is also under the scanner,” a top BCCI official told TOI on Monday.

As indicated by British media reports, the Indian team had not looked for freedom from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) all things considered. “The BCCI is in touch with ECB and trying to ensure the series is completed without any further incidents. As of now, everyone is hoping that Shastri recovers soon. There is a selection meeting for the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. Maybe the matter will be raised there,” the official said.

Individuals from the visiting party are permitted to take stroll arounds in places where there's no surge. The cooperation in a jam-packed occasion has left the two boards distracted.

“This wasn’t an official event that either of the boards had organised. This incident is all the more unsettling because BCCI secretary Jay Shah had written to every team member before the series, asking them to be cautious and refrain from attending crowded events. The action of the team hasn’t gone down well with the board,” the official said.

Obviously, it can't be said with conviction that Shastri fell debilitated simply because he went to the occasion. The lift in the group inn which the group utilizes is additionally utilized by different visitors. Notwithstanding, the board feels the occasion might have been skipped. 

Each individual from the group was tried on Sunday. The outcomes were anticipated till Monday evening. The contaminated care staff won't go with the group to Manchester for the fifth Test what begins on Sept 10.

The two teams will enter a stricter bio bubble in Manchester. “There will be a proper bubble in Manchester. There’s the IPL coming up in UAE five days after the fifth Test finishes. The players will have to move in a bubble to UAE, else they will have to serve quarantine period upon reaching Dubai. Hopefully, there won’t be any further incidents once the team enters the bubble,” the official said.

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