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BCCI Unhappy With Virat Kohli And Ravi Shastri For Attending Crowded Event?

The BCCI has some stringent rules in England after some of the players tested positive in Sri Lanka. It put Team India in an embarrassing situation and they lost some games to the home side there. That was something that they did not want to repeat in the UK. Despite that, head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive for Covid-19 in the camp. This did not help Virat Kohli and co., who were fighting to win a Test series.

After a great win against England in the fourth Test match at the Oval, there were updates given to the media. This included that the details that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri had attended a crowded event. This did not go down well with the governing body of cricket in India.

What Was The Event That Ravi Shastri And Virat Kohli Attended, Eventually Leading To The Indian Head Coach Being Infected With Covid-19?

Apparently, members of the team had attended a book launch for which they had not taken the right permissions from the ECB. This made no one happy, as Shastri tested positive on Sunday. On the other hand, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar tested positive on Monday. Team physio Nitin Patel continued to be in isolation.

That was the situation within the camp and the BCCI was unhappy. That was due to the fact that a book launch at a hotel last Tuesday was attended by Shastri, Kohli and some of the other members of the touring party. The event was full of people and the duo had shared the stage as well. Furtther, there was no proper clearance for King Kohli and co. to attend this event.

A BCCI official told TOI, “Photos from the event were shared with the BCCI officials. The board will further probe into the matter. This incident has embarrassed the board. The coach and the captain will be asked to explain the circumstances after the fourth Test at the Oval. The team’s administrative manager Girish Dongre’s role has also been put under the scanner.”

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