Ahead of the much-awaited India’s tour of England, all the remaining players of the squad are set to join the national side’s bio-bubble in Mumbai today. All the members of the men’s and women’s team will undergo a strict quarantine before they leave for UK on June 2. Notably, many players and staff members including the likes of Mithali Raj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, R. Sridhar, Bharat Arun, Jhulan Goswami and Indrani Roy had already flown to Mumbai from different parts of the country and had started their quarantine on Wednesday. However, the board had allowed everyone living in and around Mumbai to report by May 24.
Who all will join the bio-bubble on Monday?
Many Indian cricket team members stay in and around Mumbai, including captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri who will be joining the team bio-bubble today. Apart from them, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are also among the list of players who are yet to report. Meanwhile, all the players whose inclusion was subject to fitness are also expected to join the team on Monday. It includes KL Rahul, who is recovering in Mumbai after an appendicitis surgery and the duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Prasidh Krishna who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Notably, Jemimah Rodrigues – who lives in Mumbai – had already joined the bio-bubble on Wednesday.
What is the next course of action for Team India?
All the players have been asked to carry negative RT-PCR test reports before joining the bubble. BCCI have also hired an agency which is looking after the tests of all the players and staff members. Provided everything goes on smoothly, the whole contingent is scheduled to leave for UK on June 2. Notably, the discussions are still ongoing if the team will be allowed to start training during their soft quarantine in England or not.