The families of players and support staff of both the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams will be reportedly allowed to accompany them in their upcoming long England tour, starting from Wednesday.
However, due to the strict quarantine rules of England, none of the BCCI office-bearers, including president Sourav Ganguly or secretary Jay Shah will be present for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton from June 18-22.
Significantly, the families were allowed for the tour keeping in mind the mental well-being of the players.
As scheduled, both the Indian men’s and women’s teams will be leaving for Southampton after landing in London.
While the Indian eves will play their one-off Test in Bristol betweenn June 16-19, they will also do their hard quarantine in Southampton along with the men’s contingent at the same hotel there.
Later, the Indian women will head to Bristol after completing their hard quarantine in Southampton.
As if now, both the Indian teams have served their 14-day quarantine period (home plus hotel) in India beside undergoing six RT-PCR negative tests, which allow them to board the charter flight for London.
After landing, the two teams are liekly to serve three days of hard quarantine (room) after which they can kick-off their training.