A Long Quarantine Period And Wait For Indian Cricket Team Before World Test Championship

The Indian Team will go through a 14-day tough quarantine in Mumbai prior to leaving for Southampton on June 2. Team India will also go through an additional 10-day isolation round in Southampton.

The Indian contingent will go through a fourteen-day long hard isolation in Mumbai before they withdraw for the UK for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England.

According to reports, the players dwelling in Mumbai will begin their quarantine at the team hotel from Wednesday while those rolling in from different locations of the country from May 24 onwards will begin entering the bio-bubble. Notwithstanding, every player must return three negative tests prior to leaving for Mumbai.

Additionally, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is probably going to get the travel exclusion from the UK government for the families of team India players before the 3.5 month-long tiring tour of England. India’s cricketers have gone back to homes from their IPL bio-bubbles after the competition was suspended on May 4 because of various positive Covid-19 cases among the teams in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

What occurs if the following month’s World Test Championship final among India and New Zealand closes in a draw? Or on the other hand a tie? Or on the other hand more regrettable, a washout? The Indian cricket team is anxiously anticipating a reaction to this and different inquiries concerning the ‘Playing Conditions’ for the marquee clash in Southampton from June 18 to 22.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is supposed to issue the ‘Playing Conditions’ in the “coming days”. Since this isn’t another bilateral series Test match, we need to think about the playing conditions. There are three essential pointers that we need to know,” a senior BCCI official aware of the Indian group’s necessities told.

What happens if there should be an occurrence of a draw, tie, or a possible washout without in any event one innings of the two teams not being finished, he added. The ICC will release the “Playing Conditions” in the coming days. We can’t put a date however ICC will send it soon. The Indian team, in the wake of arriving in London, ahead of schedule one month from now is required to leave quickly for Southampton where it will be in isolation during England versus New Zealand Test match at the Ageas Bowl.

Since it’s an ICC event, the last notification requirements to come from them,” the source said. The Indian team is wanting to prepare during its soft quarantine however negotiations are still on with respect to the span of the isolation.

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