India captain Virat Kohli, his white-ball deputy Rohit Sharma and head coach Ravi Shastri joined the team’s England-bound bio-bubble on Tuesday as they began their eight-day quarantine with the Mumbai women’s team. (More news on cricket)
Members of the Indian women’s team have also entered their eight-day quarantine at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, located near the international airport.
The teams are expected to fly on June 2 after all player and non-player members return three negative RT-PCR results.
The men’s team will first face New Zealand in the World Trial Championship final against New Zealand from June 18 before a full series against England. The women are expected to face the hosts in one test, three ODIs and as many T20 internationals from June 16.
“Wriddhiman and Prasidh Krishna joined the bubble two days ago after fully recovering from COVID-19. Mumbaikars like Virat, Rohit and Coach Shastri have all now joined the bubble,” a source in the press confirmed. BCCI.
We learn that the authorization to welcome the families of the players is still awaited but the BCCI hopes that it will be done soon.
“We can’t leave our players away from their families for three months and that too in a bubble. It’s never good for your mental health,” the source said.
Negotiations over the length of the quarantine once the camp reaches England is still ongoing and the hard quarantine (confined to hotel rooms) could be shortened.
PTI has previously reported that no change in the route of the five tests can occur after the England Cricket Board, in informal discussions, hinted at the BCCI that a change of dates was not possible.