In what was inevitable, COVID-19 has hit the Indian camp in England. After it was revealed that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is COVID-positive, support staff Dayananda Garani has also returned a positive test. The other wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has also been forced into isolation after being identified as as a close contact. As for Pant, he will have to get a negative test on Sunday to quit the quarantine and join the team. Bowling coach Bharat Arun is also isolating after he too was found to be a close contact.
After the announcement that three Pakistan players had tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday informed that seven more players have been infected by COVID-19.
Indian opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakh in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Rohit, has donated Rs 45 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the Prime Minister and CM's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) respectively. Further, he has contributed Rs 5 lakh to "Zomato Feeding India", which is trying to help families hit by the 21-day national lockdown, and a further Rs 5 lakh for the welfare of stray dogs.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, cancelled the much-awaited conference call with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners, which was scheduled to be held to discuss the way ahead following the postponement of the T20 league. The IPL was due to begin on March 29, but had to be pushed behind till April 15 owing to the rapid spread of Coronavirus. Following the cancellation of Tuesday’s con-call, IPL 2020 stares at a bleak future.