The Indian Cricketers on Thursday cleared their first round of RT-PCR tests & will be undergoing two more tests before starting training from February 2 for the upcoming test series against England.
The four match test series in Chennai will start on February 5. The entire Indian team has already arrived in the city 7 both the teams are staying at the Leela Palace Hotel. “The SOP is same as the IPL bio-bubble during the hard quarantine period. We have had one RT-PCR test done already and we would be doing two more before being cleared to train. Right now, the players will have to be confined to their rooms,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
The players will do some physical exercise in their rooms under the supervision of the two strength and conditioning experts, Nick Webb and Soham Desai. In addition to this, the BCCI has allowed the players to be accompanied by their families as it “could be lonely” during the hard quarantine phase.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, senior opener Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, all-rounder Hardik Pandya have come along with their families in Chennai & all of them have shared the posts with their families from their Official media handles.
“The players have all come back after a grueling tour. Hard quarantine can be extremely difficult and it would only help their well-being that wives and children are around which would help them remain in a good head space,” the source said.