The Test between India and England will start on July 1 and the Rohit Sharma-led side arrived in England 15 days early. However, the BCC officials have issued a strict warning to India captain Rohit Sharma and batsman Virat Kohli.
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Team India cricketers currently in England are readying themselves to take on the home team in a one-off Test match which will be played at Edgbaston starting July 1. The players are currently practicing hard in the nets ahead of the ENG vs IND Test Series. However, according to a report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not very happy with Team India skipper Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli and is set to warn Team India players before the Test match.
According to reports, photos of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli taking pictures with fans have not gone down well with the board. Since there was no bio bubble rule in the England series, both Rohit and Kohli roamed the streets of England. The corona threat has been aggravated by the fact that the players stood close to uncautious fans and took photos.
In the viral photos, the star players of Team India can be seen posing for pictures with fans, without a mask. Seeing this, BCCI officials have spoken to both of them via video. Even if there is no rule, it is not acceptable to be so careless. They are advised to report any corona symptoms or any minor change in their health immediately.
BCCI treasurer while speaking to the media said, “The Covid threat is decreased in the UK. But still players should be more careful. We will ask the team to be a little careful”.
Recently, India’s ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was asked to stay back in India under quarantine after the 35-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 and failed to travel to England with the rest of the team. Later, a BCCI source said that Ashwin will fly to England after he recovers.
In 2021, when India was touring England and was playing a Test series, a few members of the team attended a book launch event and thereupon tested positive for Covid. The situation got out of hand when even the physio of Team India caught the virus and the final match of the five-match series had to be postponed.
Out and about in London🏃🏃#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/NtOmK2XbsV
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 17, 2022
Now, it’s almost a year and Team India is back in England. Seeing the star players interacting with fans freely has left the BCCI worried and they have warned all the players to be a bit more careful of the Covid rules and avoid crowded places.