India vs England: Virat Kohli’s team and women’s squads begin hard quarantine ahead of tour

India captain Virat Kohli, his white-ball deputy Rohit Sharma and head coach Ravi Shastri joined the England-bound squad’s bio-bubble on Tuesday (May 25) because it started their eight-day hard quarantine together with the women’s team in Mumbai. The Indian women’s team members additionally entered their eight-day hard quarantine on the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai situated close to the worldwide airport.

The groups are anticipated to fly out on June 2 after all of the enjoying and non-playing members return three damaging RT-PCR outcomes. The men’s team will first take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand from June 18 before a full series against England. The girls are scheduled to tackle the hosts in a single Test, three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals beginning June 16.

“Wriddhiman and Prasidh Krishna joined the bubble two days back after recovering fully from COVID-19. Mumbaikars like Virat, Rohit and coach Shastri have all now joined the bubble,” a BCCI supply confirmed to information company PTI.

It is learnt that approval for permitting the gamers’ households remains to be awaited however the BCCI is hopeful that it might be carried out quickly. “We can’t have our players being away from their families for three months and that too in a bubble. That’s never great for mental health,” the supply stated.

The negotiation on quarantine period as soon as the facet reaches England remains to be on and the hard quarantine (confined to lodge rooms) may very well be shortened. PTI has already reported that no change within the five-Test itinerary can occur after the England Cricket Board, throughout casual discussions, intimated to BCCI that shift of dates isn’t doable.

(with PTI inputs)

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