Ahead of tour, Prasidh Krishna tests positive for coronavirus
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Prasidh Krishna has also tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine at home, a BCCI source said on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Prasidh, who was named in the Indian squad for the World Test Championship final and the Test series in England as a standby, is the fourth KKR player to have contracted the virus.
“Prasidh is Covid positive and currently in home isolation in Bangalore,” a BCCI source said.
Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier and Tim Seifert are the other KKR players, who all tested positive earlier. According to the source, both Prasidh and Warrier contracted the virus from Chakravarthy during one of the training sessions in the IPL.
“Prasidh, like all the India players, left the bubble on May 3 after getting two negative results. However, on reaching Bangalore, he tested positive,” the source added.
The BCCI is hoping that by the time the England-bound players enter the bio-bubble in Mumbai on May 25, Prasidh will test negative. According to sources, it is believed to be a mild case.