India is all set to play the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand on 18th June 2021 at Southampton which will be followed by five-match Test series against England.
Apparently, Mumbai-based players including skipper Virat Kohli have entered the bio bubble on Monday and will only be able to meet the rest of the squad after finishing their seven-day quarantine before boarding the flight to England on June 2nd, 2021.
The BCCI has provided all Mumbai-based players with training equipment and has been instructed to work out indoors.
“Kohli and the rest of the members who entered the bubble on Monday will not straightaway mix with those who are already in the bubble. They will do a 7-day quarantine and then join the group before leaving for England. Till then, they will have all the necessary facilities in their rooms only,” source said according to News18.
“Arrangements have been made so that they can train in the room. Cycles, dumbbells, bars have all been arranged for in the rooms so that they doesn’t need to walk out and can stay in shape,” the source added.
Also, BCCI had stated that they will conduct tests of all the players on a regular basis as the world’s richest cricket board doesn’t want to take any risk ahead of the marquee event against New Zealand.
“The team has already taken the first dose here after the government opened the vaccination process for all above 18. The second dose will be administered by the UK health department once the players are eligible to get the second jab as per rule,” BCCI sources revealed.
After reaching the UK, players will undergo mandatory 10-day quarantine before starting their finale for WTC and England series.