New Delhi: There have been reports of some upheaval in Indian cricket after a thumping win against England at The Oval. Actually, a BCCI source has informed that the board is angry with Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli. The two attended a public event in London last week.
covid-19 positive Shastri was found
Let us inform that only after this coach Ravi Shastri was found to be Kovid-19 positive on Sunday. At the same time, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar who had been in close contact with Shastri. He was found positive on Monday. Team physio Nitin Patel is currently in isolation.
BCCI angry with this
Head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli and other players of Team India were part of the book launch ceremony held last week at a hotel in London, where there was a huge crowd. Shastri and Kohli shared the stage during that event. According to BCCI sources, the Indian team had not sought proper approval from the board before attending the event.
Board will investigate the matter
A BCCI official told the Times of India, “The pictures of the event have been shared with the BCCI officials. The board will investigate the matter. The incident has put the board to shame. After the Oval Test, the coach and the captain will be asked to explain the entire situation. The role of the team’s administrative manager Girish Dongre is also under investigation.
The matter will be taken up in the meeting on Wednesday
According to British media reports, the Indian team did not even seek approval from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “BCCI is in touch with ECB and trying to ensure that the series is completed without any further incident,” the official said. Right now everyone is hoping for Shastri’s speedy recovery. This matter will probably be raised in the meeting on Wednesday.
Strict Bio-Bubble in Manchester
Ahead of the series, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had asked every member of the team to be alert and avoid participating in crowded events. The lift used by the team in the team hotel is also used by other people. However, the board feels that the event could have been avoided. Both the teams will enter a strict bio-bubble for the fifth Test in Manchester.
IPL in UAE after fifth Test is over
“Manchester will have a hard bio-bubble. The IPL is going to be held in the UAE five days after the end of the fifth Test. Players will have to go to the United Arab Emirates in the Bio-Bubble. Otherwise, they will have to go through the quarantine period on reaching Dubai. Hopefully there will be no further incidents once the team enters the bubble.