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Team India to follow strict rules for WTC final and England Tests

May 16, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Team India is scheduled to travel to England for participating in the final of the World Test Championship. The most awaited event of the year will commence from June 18 to June 22 against Southampton.

India to play a 5-match Test series against England

After WTC, the Men in Blue will be playing against England team for a five-match Test series. The series is scheduled to commence on August 4. The Indian cricket board reckoned that they don’t want to take any risk with WTC or England series, and they are taking proper precautions for the same. All the 24 players and the support staff moving to England have been given strict guidelines to follow. It is also known that the players and staff are planned to board the flight to England on June 2. The entire contingent has been asked to assemble in Mumbai on May 19.

On their arrival at BCCI camp, all the players along with their families will have to undergo three RT-PCR tests. This will then be followed by a 14-day quarantine period. Also, BCCI has issued a strict warning to its players travelling to England over Covid-19 precautions. The Indian cricket board will not make any special travel arrangements to take the player who tests positive to England. Some of the players like Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav have taken their first vaccine doses.

The BCCI has also asked the cricketers to take the dose of Covishield and not covaxin before flying to England. The Board has also stated that the second dose can be made available to them there itself. The Board has suggested 14 days’ quarantine in India and another 10 days in England before the team plays the ICC WTC final.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh