Kohli and other Mumbai-based players asked to quarantine separately

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25 May 2021 | 07:52 AM
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Kohli and other Mumbai-based players asked to quarantine separately

The BCCI has also provided training equipment to all the players so that they could workout within their rooms

Indian players - both men and women - are currently undergoing quarantine in Mumbai in two separate groups ahead of their tour of England. Skipper Virat Kohli and the other Mumbai-based players entered the bio-bubble on Monday and will only be allowed to join the rest of the squad before flying to England on June 2.

India players – barring those from Mumbai and a couple of other cricketers - started their 14-day quarantine from May 19. Having recovered from COVID-19, Wriddhiman Saha and Prasidh Krishna too have joined the bio-bubble. 

The BCCI has also provided training equipment to all the players so that they could workout within their rooms.

"Kohli and the rest of the members who entered the bubble on Monday will not straightaway mix with those who are already in the bubble. They will do a 7-day quarantine and then join the group before leaving for England. Till then, they will have all the necessary facilities in their rooms only," news agency ANI quoted an unnamed source as saying.

"Arrangements have been made so that they can train in the room. Cycles, dumbbells, bars have all been arranged for in the rooms so that they don’t need to walk out and can stay in shape."

The BCCI doesn't want to take any chance and the players have been asked to undergo tests every day. "They will undergo tests every day. We don't wish to keep anything to chance," the source added.

"The team has already taken the first dose here after the government opened the vaccination process for all above 18. The second dose will be administered by the UK health department once the players are eligible to get the second jab as per rules."

The Men's team will also have to undergo a 10-day quarantine in Southampton, at the hotel which is located within the ground premises. However, they will be allowed to train and use ground facilities after a couple of days. 

Kohli and Co. will take on New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship final in Southampton, starting on June 18. They will also be involved in a five-Test series against England in August and September. Meanwhile, India Women are scheduled to play a solitary Test, three ODIs and as many T20Is against England in June and July.

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