If reports are to be believed, Indian players will be set free from the bio bubble after the World Test Championship final. As per a report in Cricbuzz, the five-match series between England and India will be played in ‘safe environment’ but not in a bio bubble. The news comes as a major relief to Indian players who’ve been in the bubble for most part of the year gone by.
“The bubble will be go (after WTC final) and we will be free of the restrictions,” a member of the Indian team, that is leaving for Southampton on Thursday morning, told Cricbuzz. “There is no need for a bubble in England. If required, we will enter a bubble before the Test series starts (on August 4).
The Indian players, however, might go into the bubble midway through the series as BCCI is planning the bubble to bubble transfer of the players to UAE for the second leg of the Indian Premier League. However, the decision to go into the bubble will be of BCCI as England Cricket Board has no such requirement.
Meanwhile, the member of the Indian contingent further confirmed that the families of the players and support staff have got their visas to travel to the UK. The players, support staff and their families will depart for England on June 3.
Post reaching England, the Indian contingent will serve a period of managed isolation. They will kick off their UK campaign against New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship before crossing swords with England in a five match Test series.
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