The guidelines from BCCI clearly stated not to visit public places and stay indoors to avoid coming in contact with fans. This was issued to avoid any further Covid cases in the Indian camp.
Rishabh Pant had tested positive while he was staying at Southall at an acquaintance's place during the three-week break after WTC final match.
Indian cricket board's decision to allow players to visit sporting venues as well as other public places in England and mingle with crowd during their three-week break has come under spotlight after it emerged that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has tested positive for Covid-19.
One of the 23 Indian cricketers in the ongoing tour of England has tested positive for COVID-19 during the 20-day break and will not be travelling with the team to Durham on Thursday.
The question is can the former Odisha captain convert this opportunity into success and cement his place? Though the answer will be known only after the end of the England tour, one thing is certain that the assignment will be a litmus test for Shiv Sunder Das.