A four-Test series is going to begin from February 5 between India and England. India and England teams have reached Chennai and both teams are to complete the quarantine period in the next one week. Players will be allowed to practice from February 2. All players will be tested thrice during the quarantine. Meanwhile, the report of all the Indian players in the first Corona Test out of three has been negative. With this, the BCCI has given permission to keep the family together despite strict quarantine.
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The England team has to play a series of four Tests, five T20s and three ODIs on the tour of India, which will start from the Test series from 5 February. The first two of the four Tests will be played at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, while the last two Tests will be held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Talking with PTI, a BCCI official said, “There will be a similar quarantine SOP during IPL. We have done an RT-PCR test and we will do two more tests before the training starts. At this time, the players are limited to their rooms. ‘
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The BCCI has allowed the players to keep the family together despite tough quarantines. Sources interacting with PTI said, ‘All the players have come back from a very tired tour. Stringent quarantine will be very difficult for him and being in the vicinity of his wife and children, he will remain mentally in a good space. Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Saha have reached Chennai with their family from Team India.