The Indian contingent, which will travel to the UK for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England this summer, will undergo a two-week hard quarantine, starting May 19. Accompanying the men's team will be the Indian Women's squad, which is scheduled to play a one-off Test followed by three ODIs and three T20Is.
Both the Indian squads will assemble in Mumbai and will fly out together on a charter flight to London on June 2. However, in the latest development, it is known that head coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli along with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma will enter the team bio-bubble on May 24 as they are local residents. However, they will be under strict quarantine at home from May 19.
Meanwhile, the rest of the players in the squad will start their quarantine at the team hotel from Wednesday.
BCCI will be taking full safety measures to ensure the bio-bubble is completely secure. As a result, all the Indian contingent members from both the men's and women's squads will have to get three negative COVID tests before they board the flight to Mumbai.
Saha to join bubble later
In another update, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha will join Team India in Mumbai ahead of England Tour as he tested negative for COVID-19. Saha, who was in quarantine for two weeks, has reportedly got permission from BCCI to visit his family in Kolkata. Thus, Saha will enter the bubble in Mumbai at a later stage.