The ICC confirmed that India will arrive in England on June 3, 2021. India players and their support staff will undergo managed isolation. However, the governing body did not mention the exact length of the isolation. Stay with us to know about India tour for WTC final
India tour for WTC final – Indian Players Will Head To England Via Chartered Plane In Evidence Of Negative Covid Report
Indian players are currently undergoing a 14-day quarantine period in Mumbai following which they will head to the UK on a chartered plane with the evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19. Notably, the India women’s team, which will play a Test and 6 limited-overs matches in England, will also travel with the men.
“The event has now been granted an exemption by the UK government as outlined in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021, released on 17 May 2021,” the ICC said in a release on Saturday.
“Upon landing, they will proceed directly to the on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl where they will be tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation,” said the ICC release.
“Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation. Players’ activity will be allowed in a gradually increasing manner after each round of negative testing, moving from exercise in isolation to small group and then larger squad activity, whilst always remaining within the bio-secure venue,” the statement added.
The New Zealand team, which is already in the UK ahead of their bilateral series against England which begins on June 2, will transition from the ECB bio-secure environment into the World Test Championship final bubble on June 15 and will be subjected to regular testing prior to and post-arrival in Southampton, the ICC added.
Some of the players like R Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar are now allowed to use the hotel gymnasium from May 25 after a week-long room quarantine and three negative tests.
However, few players like skipper Virat Kohli, his white-ball deputy Rohit Sharma, all of whom joined late will have a complete room quarantine before boarding the UK flight. They have been provided with gym equipment inside their rooms.