Wriddhiman Saha tests positive for COVID-19 once again; likely to miss World Test Championship final and England tour
The entire country was hit by the dangerous second wave of coronavirus pandemic. Even the BCCI and IPL GC encountered problems because of the virus infection. The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League came to an abrupt end after coronavirus cases were reported inside the bio bubble.
The initial cracks got wide open when Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakravarthy was infected by the coronavirus. Since then, the virus started to spread in the same franchise as three more players namely Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert and Prasidh Krishna were found to be positive.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals' veteran leg spinner Amit Mishra tested positive and Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicket keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha also tested positive for COVID-19. SRH mentor and former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman said that nobody in the management believed how Saha contracted the virus.
Meanwhile, the Indian selection committee named the provisional 20-man team for the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final in Southampton on June 18. The team will fly to England to play the all-important contest and later on, they will play a five-match Test series against England in June.
Wriddhiman Saha likely to miss the WTC final and England tour
Team India might be missing several key players ahead of the important series. Prithvi Shaw and Hardik Pandya failed to make the cut in the squad. Besides injuries, one player tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic once again. Wriddhiman Saha has once again tested positive for the COVID-19.
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India made it clear that the ones who test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai shall not take the flight to the UK. It is to be noted that Saha was listed as a backup option for wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.
But after testing positive for the coronavirus epidemic, the wicketkeeper-batsman is likely to miss the WTC final and Test series in England in June. Saha took 2 Tests and was tested negative in one of the two tests. He is now asymptomatic and has no fever and body ache. He needs to test negative in order to fly to England.
"My quarantine period is still not over. As a part of the routine check-up, 2 tests were done, out of which 1 was negative and the other one came as positive. Otherwise, I am doing much better. Requesting everyone not to spread misleading stories/ information without the whole context,” Saha tweeted on Saturday.