Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Prasidh Krishna has been diagnosed with corona positive and is in custody in his hometown of Bangalore, a BCCI source said on Saturday.
Krishna, 25, was named in the Indian squad for the stand-by tour of England on Friday, the fourth KKR player to be infected with the deadly virus.
“Prasad Kovid is positive and is currently home alone in Bangalore,” a BCCI source told PTI.
Varun Chakraborty, Sandeep Warrior and Tim Seifert, other KKR players, had previously tested positive.
According to a BCCI source, both Krishna and Warrior contracted the virus from the emperor during a training session. He said that Krishna was the closest to the emperor.
“All the Indian players left the famous bubbles on May 3 after getting two negative results. However, after reaching Bangalore, he turned out to be positive.
By the time players in the UK enter the Bio Bubble in India on May 25, the BCCI expects the dark test to be negative.
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Seafert is also alone in Ahmedabad, from where he travels to Chennai for treatment at a private hospital.
Seifert failed his pre-departure RT-PCR tests and was “experiencing moderate symptoms.”
The IPL was postponed indefinitely after the virus burst the bio-bubble and infected several players and support staff.