Ashwin missed plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19: BCCI source

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Ashwin is currently in quarantine and will only join the squad once all protocol requirements have been met. The Indian team flew to the UK on 16 June.

Senior free spinner Ravichandran Ashwin did not travel to the United Kingdom with his teammates for a one-off “fifth test” after testing positive for COVID-19, a BCCI source told PTI on Monday.

Ashwin is currently in quarantine and will only join the squad once all protocol requirements have been met. The Indian team flew to the UK on 16 June.

“Ashwin did not travel to the UK with the team as he tested positive for Covid 19 before leaving. But we hope he will recover in time for the test match on July 1st,” a BCCI source told PTI. anonymity.

“However, he could miss the practice game against Leicestershire,” the source added.

The rest of the team is already in Leicester and has begun training under bowling coach Paras Mhambrea and baseball coach Vikram Rathur.

Rahul Dravid, Rishab Pant and Shreyas Iyer arrived in London after completing the T20 mission against South Africa and will travel to Leicester on Tuesday.

The Ireland-bound team under RAF Laxman will depart for Dublin on either June 23 or 24, as the team members have been given a three-day rest.


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