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Indian team to leave for UK on June 2, players will have families for company on marathon tour | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Indian cricketers will full an eight-day onerous quarantine interval in Mumbai earlier than leaving on June 2 for a marathon tour of United Kingdom, the place they will play six Test matches together with the marquee World Test Championship last towards New Zealand.
The BCCI remains to be finishing up negotiations concerning the period of 10 days of gentle quarantine (coaching allowed) for players after reaching the UK the place they will be primarily based for three and half months.
“Indian team will have eight days of hard quarantine (confined to hotel rooms) in India with mandatory negative RT-PCR reports on second, fourth and seventh day required to board the flight,” a senior BCCI official instructed PTI on Saturday.

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“Since we have a bubble to bubble transfer, it needs to be seen if the duration of the 10-day quarantine can be reduced a bit. However players during soft quarantine can go for training. In any case, Hotel Hilton where the teams will be put up in Southampton, is a part of the Ageas Bowl property,” the supply added.
In case it is a 10-day quarantine, the Indians will be allowed to transfer across the metropolis from June 13 whereas the WTC last towards New Zealand will begin on June 18.
It can also be learnt that trying on the size of the tour, players’ families will accompany them.

However it’s nonetheless not clear whether or not the WAGS and youngsters will be a part of from the beginning of the tour or come after the WTC last when there’s a substantial hole of greater than a month earlier than the beginning of the Test collection on August 4.

Prasidh Krishna and vaccination
The BCCI can also be assured that each one the players will get their first dose of vaccine earlier than embarking on their journey to the UK. However it will be tough for Prasidh Krishna, who has examined optimistic after coming in touch with Varun Chakravarthy, to get vaccinated earlier than leaving for UK.
“You have a gap between the time you test negative for COVID-19 and get your vaccination. So even if Prasidh tests negative by May 18th or 20th, he would need a four week gap before he gets his first dose,” the supply stated.
If all Indian players get Covishield vaccine in India, it will be simpler to get the second jabs within the UK as it is the Oxford vaccine.
Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah to be in UK for WTC last
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah are anticipated to be current in Southampton for the WTC last.
“Both president and secretary are supposed to be present during the World Test Championship final as of now,” the supply added.
One might anticipate them having some discussions with ECB brass with regards to the choice of internet hosting the remaining 31 video games of IPL within the United Kingdom aside from numerous ICC coverage selections.

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