India tour to England: ECB to relax quarantine norms for the Indian Cricket Team after BCCI’s request.
India tour to England: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has surprisingly eased the quarantine norms for the Indian outfits, who will be travelling to the United Kingdom for a six test games. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and their other Indian mates will board a flight to the UK on June 2 after completing their comprehensive 2 weeks quarantine in Mumbai.
The tour is all set to begin on 18th June with India taking on New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Test Championship final at Rose Bowl in Southampton. Following this, India and England will lock horns for the five-game Test series, starting 4 August. Both the teams will travel across Nottingham, London (Lord’s), Leeds, London (Oval), and Manchester for the five test matches.
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|India’s tour of England, 2021-22|
|A||18th – 22nd June||WTC Final vs NZ||Southampton|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
Virat and Co. will have fairly less time to have enough match practise before the marquee final of the ICC World Test Championship while on the other hand, New Zealand will show up after playing two games against England. To counter this, the BCCI and ECB have jointly come to a conclusion to shorten the quarantine time period for the Indian team.
It is learnt that the quarantine time of 10 days has been reduced to just three. Indian cricketers will be allowed to train and have practice sessions from the fourth day onwards.
Interestingly, the fans will also be allowed into the stadiums for the final between India and New Zealand. Rod Bransgrove, the head of Hampshire County Club and ECB will be allowing around 4,000 fans for the final.