Team India both men, and women have landed in the United Kingdom on June 3 (Thursday) morning for their individual series. The entire Indian contingent checked into their cricket ground-cum-hotel in Southampton. They will now have to undergo a mandatory quarantine period before getting on with their respective training schedule.
The 24-member Indian men’s side and the 20-member women’s squad left for the UK from Mumbai in a chartered flight. They landed in the Heathrow airport and traveled almost 130 kilometers from London to Southampton in team buses. The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl will be the home for Indian cricketers for the next couple of days.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently shared unseen footage of Team India’s entire journey from Mumbai to Southampton. The cricketers shared anecdotes from the journey while the women cricketers were seen having fun on the flight before they crashed into their hotel rooms to recover.
Watch the video here:
🇮🇳 ✈️ 🏴
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2021
As per reports, everyone will have a three-day hard quarantine before being allowed to train in small groups for the subsequent two days. During the course of these five days, all members will undergo three Covid-19 tests starting today. Indian cricketers will be allowed to begin full-fledged practice only after overcoming these initial hurdles.
Complete schedule of India tour of England 2021 (Timings in IST)
India Women vs England Women timetable
Only Test: June 16-19 – County Ground, Bristol – 3:30 PM
1st ODI: June 27 – County Ground, Bristol – 3:00 PM
2nd ODI: June 30 – The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton – 6:30 PM
3rd ODI: July 3 – New Road, Worcester – 3:00 PM
1st T20I: July 9 – County Ground, Northampton – 11:00 PM
2nd T20I: July 11 – County Ground, Hove – 7:00 PM
3rd T20I: July 15 – County Ground, Chelmsford – 7:00 PM
Indian men’s timetable
ICC WTC final vs NZ: June 18-22 – The Rose Bowl, Southampton – 3:30 PM
1st Test vs ENG: August 4-8 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham – 3:30 PM
2nd Test: August 12-16 – Lord’s, London – 3:30 PM
3rd Test: August 25-29 – Headingley, Leeds – 3:30 PM
4th Test: September 2-6 – Kennington Oval, London – 3:30 PM
5th Test: September 10-14 – Old Trafford, Manchester – 3:30 PM