Ravi Shastri and Vikram Rathour
Ravi Shastri and Vikram Rathour. Credits: Twitter

India’s practice session ahead of the final Test against England was cancelled as another support staff member of the Indian contingent tested COVID-19 positive.

According to a news report by news agency PTI, an official member of BCCI confirmed the latest development of the member testing positive and he remains unidentified as of now.

India vs England fifth Test in danger?

This will be a major setback for the Indian team after the core member of the coaching unit head by Ravi Shastri have been tested positive and are currently under isolation. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel have been quarantined after their respective RT-PCR Tests turned out positive for COVID-19.

ngland vs India, 2021: India Coaches Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun & R Sridhar Test Positive For Covid-19
England vs India, 2021: India Coaches Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun & R Sridhar Test Positive For Covid-19. Photo: Getty Images.

This news also puts the final Test in danger and it can also be difficult if any of the players is affected by the dreadful virus. The developments of the story are awaited as BCCI is likely to respond on the matter very soon.

India lead the five-match series 2-1

India cricket team.
India cricket team. Credits: BCCI

India won the fourth Test by 157 runs at The Oval after they bowled out England for 210 and took a commanding lead of 2-1 in the five-match Test series. The Virat Kohli-led side has the best chances to win a Test series in England after a duration of 14 years.

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