Ravichandran Ashwin misses plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19
Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian off-spinner, was unable to board the plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19. On June 16, Ashwin did not travel to England with the rest of the Test specialists.
R Ashwin is now quarantined, despite the fact that India's Test stars have begun practicing at Leicestershire County Ground, where they will play a four-day practice match beginning June 24. On July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, India will play England in the rescheduled 5th Test from last year's series.
"Ashwin did not travel with the squad to the United Kingdom," a BCCI source told PTI. "He tested positive for Covid-19 before departure." Ashwin will miss the four-day practice match against Leicestershire, but he'll be eligible for the rescheduled 5th Test.
According to a report by the Press Trust of India, Ashwin would travel to England after completing all essential processes. The majority of the Test specialists departed Mumbai for England on June 16, while skipper Rohit Sharma arrived in England the next day. After the 5th and final T20I in Bengaluru was washed out due to rain on Sunday, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who were part of the South Africa T20I series at home, left for England to play the rescheduled 5th test in the series.
The Indian side which will face Ireland in two T20I under the leadership of Hardik Pandya will soon leave for Dublin. VVS Laxman will be taking charge of this Indian team. Since Rahul Dravid will be in England for the rescheduled 5th test.
After a Covid-19 scare in their dressing room, India refused to play the fifth Test in the series in England last year. Former coach Ravi Shastri, as well as the team's physiotherapist, had been infected, and as a result, the players refused to play. The cancellation of the fifth Test was a collaborative decision by the BCCI and the ECB, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah.