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India Test captain Rohit Sharma contracts COVID-19

“He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team,” says the BCCI

By Web Desk
June 26, 2022
Team India Test captain Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19. Photo: Twitter/@SportyVishal
Team India Test captain Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19. Photo: Twitter/@SportyVishal  

NEW DELHI: In a big blow to team India ahead of one-off Test against England, its red-ball captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday.

Sharma tested positive for the virus following a RAT on the third day of the warm-up match in Leicestershire.

The fifth Test between India and England is scheduled to be played on July 1 in Edgbaston. It is the last game of the five-match series between the two countries which was postponed due to COVID-19 last year.

Taking to Twitter, the BCCI said: “He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team.”