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Four Indian support staff members isolated following Ravi Shastri’s positive lateral flow test

They have been isolated as a precaution after Shastri’s lateral flow test returned positive.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team has isolated four members of the Indian team’s support staff which includes the head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R. Sridhar, and Physiotherapist Nitin Patel.

They have been isolated as a precaution after Shastri’s lateral flow test returned positive.

All four of them have undergone RT-PCR testing, the results of which are still awaited and they have been ordered to remain in the team hotel and are not allowed to travel with the Indian team until confirmation from the medical team. 

All the other remaining members of the Indian contingent also underwent two lateral flow tests, which were reported negative, due to which they were allowed to proceed for Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test at The Oval.

Following Shastri’s positive lateral flow test and after several staff members’ isolation, the game on Day 4 started on time without any disruption.

The ongoing Test series between India and England stands at a very competitive stage with the series being levelled at 1-1. The fans are waiting to see who takes the lead at The Oval, London before heading for the final fixture of the series that is scheduled to take place in Manchester from September 10.

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