All players and travelling families are expected to be subject to covid tests at their doorstep in the coming days. © BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought coordinates and residential addresses of all the England-bound contingent, relations included, in order that it can organise RT-PCR tests at the doorsteps of every . The board managers will send medical teams to the homes of each member, in whichever a part of the country he and his family is, to possess the Covid tests done on them. The tests are expected to be wiped out subsequent few days.
BCCI remains awaiting a proper health advisory from the united kingdom government via the International Cricket Council (ICC), the organisers of the planet Test Championship (WTC) final, but meanwhile the board has decided that it’ll enforce two-week quarantine for the contingent. The quarantine will happen in Mumbai but the local members of the contingent could also be granted an exemption of every week on the strict condition that they do not move out of their houses.
The isolation period will start around May 18-19 in order that the two-week self-seclusion are going to be over by the time the team is scheduled to require off for UK, presumably on June 2. aside from the WTC final against New Zealand from June 18, India will play five Tests against England in August-September.
Before the quarantine period starts, each member, and also the loved one who is predicted fly with him, will have three RT-PCR tests and once in isolation there’ll be more, regular and repetitive tests. The experience of IPL 2021, which had to be called off due to a string of Covid positive cases within the bio-bubble, seems to possess made the BCCI that far more strict on implementing the health guidelines.
The BCCI has been briefed that about 90 per cent of the contingent has had its first dose of vaccine. The preference for the players has been Covishield vaccine, an AstraZeneca dose, within the hope that the British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical product should be available in UK for the second jab. However, it’s been confided to Cricbuzz that the BCCI will attempt to organise any vaccine dose, if it weren’t to be Covishield, for the second shot during their three and a half month stay in England.