Despite a COVID concern at England’s camp, Team India will continue their 20-day rest.


Despite the COVID concern in England’s camp, Team India cricketers will continue to enjoy their time away from the sport during their 20-day holiday following the World Test Championship.

According to PTI, a BCCI official acknowledged that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and local health authorities have not informed them of any modifications in health safety protocols.

On the condition of anonymity, a top BCCI official told PTI:
“We are aware of the situation. Obviously, ECB and the local health authorities will provide us with any change in existing health safety protocols and that will be strictly followed.

“But we haven’t been told anything as of now. The players have not yet been told to cut short their downtime.”

The majority of Indian cricketers are currently spending time in and around London with their family and spouses. On July 14, they will convene in Durham before beginning their Test camp.

Once they return to London, the cricketers will be subjected to a series of COVID tests before being allowed to enter the bio-bubble. On August 4, the five-match Test series against India will begin.

Seven members of the England team have tested positive for COVID.

Meanwhile, England’s entire cricket team was placed in isolation on Tuesday ahead of their limited-overs series with Pakistan after three cricketers and four support workers tested positive for COVID. Delta-3 variant cases have been on the rise in England recently.

Under the guidance of ace all-rounder Ben Stokes, the ECB was compelled to name a completely new squad for the ODI series against Pakistan.

“We’re in unprecedented territory in terms of replacing an entire squad and management team,” Director of England’s men’s cricket Ashley Giles said on the new development.

On July 8, the first One-Day International (ODI) between England and Pakistan will be held at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff (Thursday).

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