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Wriddhiman Saha tests Covid negative, to be available for England tour

New Delhi: Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has successfully recovered from coronavirus and will be available for India’s tour of England next month.

Wriddhiman Saha (Photo Credit: Wriddhiman Saha IG)

New Delhi: Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has successfully recovered from coronavirus and will be available for India’s tour of England next month.

The 36-year-old has reached his home in Kolkata after completing over a fortnight-long COVID-19 quarantine at a Delhi hotel. He was picked for India’s England-bound Test squad which is now subject to fitness.

Saha was among the players who contracted the novel coronavirus during the currently-suspended Indian Premier league (IPL) 2021 while playing for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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“Wriddhiman is back home yesterday after two and half weeks of hotel quarantine in Delhi,” a source close to the player told PTI.

Saha will now have to undergo another negative RT-PCR test before joining Team India’s pre-departure bio-bubble in Mumbai, where the entire squad will undergo hard quarantine before boarding leaving for England.

Wriddhiman Saha (Photo Credit: Wriddhiman Saha IG)

India are set to take on New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship from June 18 in Southampton.

The five-Test series against England is scheduled be held in August.

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“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,” he had said in a social media post.

On May 4, Saha had tested COVID-19 positive, just a day after two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players tested positive with the deadly virus. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after that took the call to indefinitely postpone the IPL 2021 season after multiple positive coronavirus cases in the bio-bubbles of franchises.

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(With PTI Inputs)

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