India players’ families given clearance for England tour
The families of each males’s and girls’s squads will likely be allowed to journey with the groups
In a shot within the arm for the India males’s and girls’s squads which are as a result of tour England, the families of gamers and training and assist workers have been cleared by the UK authorities to accompany them on tour. The males’s staff will likely be on tour for near 4 months, enjoying the the World Test Championship in opposition to New Zealand earlier than embarking on 5 Tests in opposition to England. The girls are as a result of play one Test adopted by three ODIs and three T20Is.
The families will likely be on board the constitution flight that may fly each the boys’s and girls’s squads, which can land on June 3 in London. From there, each squads will transfer to Southampton, the place they are going to serve the required quarantine interval, the period for which is but to be confirmed.
It is realized that the India girls will then transfer to Bristol, the venue of their one-off Test in opposition to England. The males’s staff, too, is anticipated to begin coaching on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton in a managed method post-quarantine.
Currently each squads are in Mumbai in the identical lodge, the place a part of the contingent has been in quarantine for two weeks. The different half, residents of Mumbai, joined final week and are at present isolating of their rooms earlier than they be a part of the remainder on June 2.
On May 29, the ICC had introduced that the WTC closing had been given an exemption from customary Covid-19 protocols by the UK authorities, topic to the groups adhering to all pointers put in place. The exemption is critical contemplating the UK authorities had put India on the pink checklist of nations, from the place all journey is barred, since April. Those who’re given clearance, together with British residents, should serve a compulsory 10-day quarantine interval at a paid facility appointed by the UK authorities.
“As per the bio-safety protocols established for the event, in line with UK government and Public Health England requirements, the Indian Men’s team will arrive in the UK on 3 June 2021 via a charter flight and carrying evidence of a negative PCR Test,” the ICC mentioned in a media launch on May 29. ” Prior to travelling, the party will have spent 14 days in a bio-secure environment in India during which regular testing will have taken place. Upon landing, they will proceed directly to the on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl where they will be tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation.
“Regular assessments will likely be carried out in the course of the interval of isolation. Players’ exercise will likely be allowed in a steadily rising method after every spherical of unfavourable testing, transferring from train in isolation to small group after which bigger squad exercise, while at all times remaining throughout the bio-secure venue.”
Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo