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Ganguly has defended Pant. He said that changes were made in the rules regarding spectators in England. Pant was found corona infected on 8 July.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has given a clarification on Rishabh Pant. He told Pant, who came to watch the match in the Euro Cup tournament without a mask, that it is not possible to wear a mask all the time. Pant had come to watch the pre-quarterfinal match between England and Germany at Wembley. After this his report came positive on 8 July. Along with him, the corona report of Team India’s throw-down expert Dayanand Garani has also come positive.
During the Euro Cup football tournament, Pant had come to watch the match without a mask.
New rules made for spectators in England
Saurabh said in a conversation with News-18 that we saw in both the Euro Cup and Wimbledon tournaments in England that there was a lot of change in the rules regarding the fans. Now a large number of spectators are reaching the stadium to watch the match. The Indian team was also on leave for 20 days. In such a situation it is not possible to stay wearing a mask.
Pant’s 2 corona test reports have come negative
Eight days have passed in Pant’s isolation and since coming positive, his 2 reports have come negative. However, he will have to spend 7 more days in London only. At the same time, bowling coaches Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha and opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, who came in contact with Dayanand, have also been isolated. All of them are following strict quarantine rules in London.
Even after Pant came positive, Team India coach Ravi Shastri had reached Wimbledon final on July 10 without a mask.
No suspects will be sent to Durham
Team India reached Durham on Thursday. At the same time, Pant, Dayanand, Bharat, Saha and Abhimanyu were not sent to Durham with Team India. All of them will remain in London. They will be called to Durham only after 10 days of isolation and 2 negative RT-PCR tests. India have to play a practice match against County-XI from July 20. After this the team will play another practice match.
Team management will decide on opener instead of Shubman
The 5-match Test series between India and England is starting from August 4. This series will run till September 14. Opener Shubman Gill has already been ruled out due to injury. When Ganguly was asked who would open in place of Shubman. He replied that I do not get involved in all these matters. This decision is to be taken by the team management.