India cancel training after fresh Covid case among coaching staff

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Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Date: 10-14 September Time: 11:00 BST
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India have cancelled Thursday’s optional training session after another positive Covid-19 test result among their coaching staff.

Players have been told to stay in their hotel rooms after having fresh tests on Thursday morning, with a spokesperson for the India team telling BBC Sport “everyone is being tested regularly”.

Head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive during the fourth Test at The Oval, which India won by 157 runs.

India lead the five-Test series 2-1.

Three other members of the India backroom staff – bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel – isolated after Shastri’s positive as a “precautionary measure”.

More to follow.