Rohit Sharma tests positive for COVID-19

Leicester, June 26: India’s preparations for the re-scheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1 have suffered a setback as captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for Covid-19.
The BCCI confirmed early on Sunday morning that Rohit Sharma had tested positive via a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Saturday, with the India skipper currently in isolation at the team hotel ahead of the Test.
Rohit had been participating in India’s warm-up match against a Leicestershire XI at Uptonsteel County Ground, with the 35-year-old having made 25 in the opening innings of the match on Thursday.
However Rohit did not feature during India’s second innings on Saturday, with the BCCI confirming the right-hander will undergo further tests on Sunday to determine the extent of his ailment.
If Rohit does recover in time to lead India during the match it will be his first Test in charge away from home. (IANS)

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