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BIRMINGHAM, June 26: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 in a rapid antigen test (RAT) and placed in solitary confinement ahead of the ‘fifth’ test against England, the BCCI announced on Sunday .
The test match is set to start on July 1 in Birmingham and if Rohit remains isolated for six days, playmaker Jasprit Bumrah or wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant could be asked to lead the side.
“Indian team captain Mr Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said. , in a press release.
“He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is being cared for by the BCCI medical team. An RT-PCR test will be performed on Sunday to verify his CT value,” the statement added.
Rohit had struck on day one of the ongoing warm-up match against Leicestershire but did not take the pitch on day two. He didn’t hit in the Indian second inning.
The 35-year-old Indian skipper is set to open the innings alongside Shubman Gill in the test match and his participation would now depend on his RT-PCR test result and recovery.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had also joined the team in England late as he had also tested positive for COVID-19 before the team left for the UK tour.
Matches are not played under a bio-bubble in the UK anymore. India also recently hosted South Africa without a bio-bubble. (Agencies)

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