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Indian men and women cricket teams expected to travel together to England

May 18, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

According to sources, the Indian men and women cricket teams might travel together to England on a charter flight on June 2. The Indian men's cricket team is going to play six Test matches in England. This includes the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, followed by five Tests against England. The five-match series against England in their home ground begins on August 4. The opening Test of the series is going to be held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Surprisingly, India defeated England at the same venue when they last met back in the year 2018. The Lord's, Headingley, Kennington Oval and Old Trafford are the venues for the remaining four matches of the Test series.

On the contrary, the women's cricket team will play a one-off Test against England, three ODIs and as many T20Is. The forthcoming series will begin with a single Test from June 16-19. It will be England's first red-ball match since the 2019 Ashes. On the other end, Team India will be playing their first game of the purest format since November 2014. All the games are planned to be played at Bristol, Taunton, and Worcester.

Both men's and women's team will have to undergo a two-week mandatory quarantine

Both the men's and women's sides were supposed to gather in Mumbai on the 19th of May for the two-week quarantine period. However, the team members' arrival had to be delayed due to the cyclone on the west coast. Once both the teams gather in Mumbai, there is a good chance that the teams will fly off together since they are heading for the same destination.

The BCCI recently appointed Ramesh Powar as the new coach for the Indian women's team. The retired Indian cricketer took over the duties from WV Raman. After gathering in Mumbai, both the teams will have to undergo a two-week-long mandatory quarantine. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, the Indian cricket board has arranged charter flights to pick up players, coaches and support staff and bring them to Mumbai. All the members of the men's and women's teams will have to complete three negative tests before heading to Mumbai. Once the teams reach the UK, there will be a strict ten-day quarantine for the men's team in Southampton.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh