Team India will arrive in the UK on June 3 after serving a hard quarantine of 8 days. After their arrival in the UK, the ICC has set a few COVID protocols and guidelines which the team needs to follow. The apex cricket body has said that the Indian team will stay in managed isolation after arriving in the UK. While New Zealand are already in England for a bilateral series against the hosts, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will arrive in the UK on June 3 after completing a 14-day quarantine period in India.
” After their arrival, India will proceed to the on-site hotel at Hampshire Bowl, the venue for the final, and spend a period of “managed isolation. As per the bio-safety protocols established for the event, in line with UK government and Public Health England requirements, the Indian Men’s team will arrive in the UK on 3 June 2021 via a charter flight and carrying evidence of a negative PCR Test,” ICC said in a media release on Saturday.
However, the ICC did not disclose the time period of Team India‘s isolation period. For the New Zealand team, ECB made it a three-day mandatory room quarantine before allowing the players to train. The Indian team will enter UK after completing 14-days in a bio-bubble in Mumbai with six RT-PCR negative tests.
Team India To Stay In Managed Isolation After Reaching UK
“Upon landing, they will proceed directly to the on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl where they will be tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation” the ICC further stated.
The Kiwi team will have to enter another bio-secure environment before the World Test Championship final from June 15 and will be subject to regular testing prior to and post-arrival in Southampton.
Ahead of the WTC final against India, New Zealand plays two Test matches against England from at Lord’s and Edgbaston from June 2 and June 10 respectively.