BCCI Is Going To Doorsteps Covid Tests For Each Member Of The England-bound Contingent

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has looked for directions and places of residence of all the England-bound contingent, family members notwithstanding, with the goal that it can arrange RT-PCR tests at the doorsteps of each. The board will send clinical groups to the places of each part, in whichever part of the nation he and his family is, to have the Covid tests done on them. The tests are supposed to be done in two or three days.

BCCI is as yet anticipating a proper health guideline from the UK government through the International Cricket Council (ICC), the organizers of the World Test Championship final, yet then, the board has concluded that it will uphold fourteen-day quarantine for the contingent. The quarantine will happen in Mumbai however the local players from the contingent might be allowed an exclusion of seven days on the severe condition that they don’t move out of their homes.

The confinement period will begin around May 18-19 so the fourteen-day quarantine will be complete when the contingent is planned to take off for the UK, probably on June 2. Aside from the WTC final against New Zealand from June 18, India will play five Tests against England in August-September.

Before the isolation period begins, every player, and furthermore the family member who is supposed to fly with him, will have three RT-PCR tests, and once in isolation, there will be more normal and redundant tests. The experience of IPL 2021, which had to be canceled in view of a line of Covid positive cases in the bio-bubble, appears to have made the BCCI significantly more exacting on carrying out the health rules.

The BCCI has been advised that around 90% of the contingent has had its first dose of vaccine. The inclination for the players has been the Covishield vaccine, an AstraZeneca dose, with the expectation that the British-Swedish worldwide drug product ought to be accessible in the UK for the subsequent jab. Notwithstanding, it has been trusted that the BCCI will attempt to coordinate any vaccine dose on the off chance that it was not to be Covishield, for the second shot during their three and a half month stay in England.

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