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Should Shastri and Kohli be punished for breaching COVID rules?

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Should Shastri and Kohli be punished for breaching COVID rules? Practically unprecedented. Many are calling it shame. Negligence is being sought after the fifth and final Test of the India-England series at the ICC World Test Championship was canceled in Manchester.

Exciting information is coming up. Meanwhile, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is set to leave for England this month. After the Indian team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, corona spread among the support staff.

Shastri Kohli, Six Sports

The Manchester Test was called off after assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was injured in the corona. It is believed that Ravi Shastri was infected with the coronavirus at a function at the Tim Hotel.

Ravi Shastri’s book launching event seems to be a vital cause

Ravi Shastri’s book launch was held on the eve of the inauguration of the Chambers in Taj London. Many outsiders were present here. No one had a mask on their face. Public life has become normal in Britain now that the use of masks and the observance of social distances have been lifted.

Shastri Kohli, Six Sports

But despite all the Indian team taking double doses of the corona vaccine, the support staff including the head coach are getting infected with corona one by one. Rishabh Panth went to Wembley to watch the UEFA Champions League match without a mask.

After his corona was caught, BCCI secretary Joy Shah sent a message to the Indian team to avoid crowded places. It is learned that no advice has been sought from Board President Sourav Ganguly or Secretary Joy Shah on who will be present at the book launch of Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, and other Indian team members.

Was the book launching event Super Spreader of Corona

Although one of the Indian team claimed, Nottingham had a bio-safety zone during the Test. But when the Indian team went to Leeds after winning the Lord’s Test, the British government lifted the ban on the corona. As the ground was filled with spectators, the hotel lobby was crowded with people. But there was no one at the hotel in Nottingham except the India and England teams.

Shastri Kohli, Six Sports

Many famous personalities were present at the book launch of Shastri. None of them tested Corona. However, there is no news that anyone’s report is positive. As a result, it is not right to call that event a super spreader. Kumar Sangakkara was also supposed to come to Leeds to comment. He could not comment as his family was affected by Corona. But a few days after his recovery, Shastri came to the book publishing ceremony.

Shastri and Kohli violate corona rules

But the question remains as to why Shastri, Kohli left the board in the dark and joined the event. In the middle of Sri Lanka’s tour of England, the star cricketers were also expelled from the series for violating the Corona Rules. The question is why the BCCI will not walk that path. It is believed that the captain and coach of the Indian team will survive any disciplinary action for the T20 World Cup.

Shastri Kohli, Six Sports

Ravi Shastri has a contract with the team till the T20 World Cup. As a result, he is no longer facing any punishment. It is learned that despite the BCCI and the ECB wanting to host Test matches, a number of senior cricketers, led by Virat Kohli, are bent. The two boards did not insist on mental health concerns, noting the concerns they expressed about being in isolation for another 10 days if someone was corona positive or came in contact with someone.

ECB faced huge loss due to cancellation of the fifth test match

But the cancellation of the test will result in huge financial losses to the ECB and the BCCI. Sourav Ganguly plans to travel to England on September 22 to speak to everyone, including broadcasters, and to meet ECB officials before then. The BCCI president’s visit is likely to lead to a preliminary decision on when the India-England Test will be held. Presumably, the test could be next year. However, the ICC will decide the outcome of the current series.

Hemanta Adhikary
A young, enthusiastic sports lover and passionate about cricket.

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