Virat Kohli & Co to get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on July 7 & 9

While the team has taken some time off from the game, they will enter another quarantine in Durham from July 14.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 6 July 2021 8:54 pm

The Indian men's cricket team is currently on a break in the United Kingdom ahead of the five-match Test series against the hosts beginning in August. It is now being learnt that the players in the UK will be administered the second dose of their COVID-19 vaccine on July 7 and 9.

A report carried by a leading news agency confirms that the vaccination has been planned on the above mentioned dates for Virat Kohli & Co.

"The second dosage has been planned for the cricketers and they will be vaccinated on Wednesday and Friday," a source in the developments was quoted as saying by ANI.

India to play a warm-up match from July 20

While the team has taken some time off from the game, they will enter another quarantine in Durham from July 14. They will then play a warm-up from July 20 to 22 after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) requested the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to arrange for a practice match for the visiting team ahead of the first Test.

As far as the team news is concerned, opener Shubman Gill has been ruled out for eight weeks after he sustained a stress fracture and is set to miss the England Tests. In addition, pacer Ishant Sharma also suffered an injury to his bowling hand while stopping a ball during the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl and received three stitches. However, Ishant is expected to be match fit before the opening Test.