The rest of the staff, including the covid-infected Indian coach Ravi Shastri, are unable to wait to come to India, but they can return to India on 15 September on one condition. For which the biggest and main condition is that their RT-PCR report must get negative 2 times. Shastri came positive in the coronavirus test before the fourth Test at the Oval, since then he has been in quarantine since 4 September. His 10-day quarantine time with Arun and Sridhar was expected to end yesterday.
However, all three will need to become negative in the RT-PCR test before leaving the UK for India. After returning to India, the three coaches will reach Dubai and are about to enter the tough 'Bio-bubble.' Here the Indian team is going to gather for the T-20 World Cup campaign. A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said on the condition of confidentiality that "Ravi, Sridhar, and Arun do not have any problem and they do not have any more symptoms. They are going to get their RT-PCR test done on Monday and if all goes well then they can leave on the predetermined date of departure which is 15th September. The final decision will be taken by the medical team.''
During this, other support staff members of the Indian team are scheduled to reach India via Dubai on a commercial flight on Monday afternoon. Junior physio Yogesh Parmar, who came positive on September 8, will stay in Quarantine for a few more days and is going to leave home only after the Quarantine is completed. The 5th Test match between India and England at Old Trafford has been canceled as Virat Kohli refused to field his team for fear of infection. The one-off Test is likely to take place in July next year but the England and Wales Cricket Board has contacted the International Cricket Council for an early resolution of the issue by its dispute committee.