Indian cricketers not allowed to meet each other for 3 days in Southampton:
Indian cricketers not allowed to meet each other for 3 days in Southampton. Moreover, they are not also allowed to practice for 3 days. Before meeting each other and before practicing they will have to complete quarantine period of 3 days.
India squad has served the mandatory quarantine for 14 days in Mumbai before departing to destination in a charter plane and after reaching there they have to serve another shorter but hard quarantine period.
Both men and women cricket team members were in the same flight and reached Southampton on 3rd June.
The contingent took a journey of 2 hours via bus to Southampton after landing in London.
Women’s team of India will be playing the one-off Test against England at Bristol, which is going to start from June 16 and will continue till June 20.
The men’s team is now getting ready for final of the inaugural World Test Championship and will be facing New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
A five-Test series will be played against England, which is going to start from August 4th at Trent Bridge. The Tests will be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground from August 12 to August 16.
After that venue will change to Emerald Headingley Stadium for the matches that are going to be held from August 25 to August 29.
Next venue will be the Oval stadium for the matches that will be played from September 2 to September 6. Last venue will be the Emirates Old Trafford for the matches that are scheduled from September 10 to September 14.
Indian cricketers not allowed to meet each other for 3 days in Southampton . Spinner Axar Patel has revealed the information that the team members can neither meet each other nor practice until the quarantine of 3 days is met. “I had a good sleep…the plan is to quarantine. We have been told that we can’t meet each other for three days so we will be quarantining for that much time,” said Axar in a video posted by BCCI. Video is capturing the journey of India cricket team to England via a charter flight.
Indian cricketers not allowed to meet each other for 3 days in Southampton and here is the video in which information is revealed by Axar Patel.
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The families of all cricketers as well as support staff will be allowed to accompany the players by the UK Government. Men’s cricket team’s tour is quite long of nearly 4 months.
Because of second wave of COVID-19, India was on the red list of countries of the UK government and the traveling was banned.
Because of high number of cases of COVID -19 in India, the strict protocols must be adhered to by the players as well as their families.As there is need to follow protocols strictly, Indian cricketers not allowed to meet each other for 3 days in Southampton.
England and Wales Cricket Board has prepared a bio-secure environment and testing of players will be done regularly during the period of isolation as well as later on.
All of the BCCI top brass will not be in attendance for the World Test Championship final because of strict and non-negotiable quarantine guidelines of ECB.