As BCCI recently announced 20 member squad for the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final and Test series against England where the ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been axed due to his inability to bowl long spells.
Indian contingents including the likes of coaches, support staff, and players will serve a mandatory eight-day quarantine starting from May 25th 2021 to travel UK for the mega event.
The WTC final between India and New Zealand will be played from June 18th to 22nd 2021 at Ageas Bowl which will be followed by five match Test series from August 4th 2021 at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
After reaching England all the player s will have to undergo for 10 day isolation but they will be allowed to train considering that the players will be moving from one bio bubble to another.
“You can expect the boys to come into the bubble on May 25, as it will be an 8-day quarantine period which will not involve just testing against COVID-19, but also there will not be any movement as the boys prepare for the UK schedule. Once in the UK on June 2, the boys will go for another 10-day quarantine.
“But this time the cricketers can train, as they’ll be moving in a charter plane from a bubble in India to a bubble in England. A bubble-to-bubble move lets them train even though there will be continuous testing at all times and no further movement,” the official explained as quoted by Sportskeeda.
“Not just the duration of the tour, the COVID-19 restrictions also mean you cannot move around the place. There will be more than a month’s gap between the Test Championship Final and the opening Test against England at Trent Bridge from August 4. The players will have their families traveling with them,” the BCCI official confirmed.