The WTC Final between India & New Zealand will be played in a bio-secure environment at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from June 18 to 22.
“As per the bio-safety protocols established for the event, in line with UK Government & Public Health England requirements, the Indian men’s team will arrive in the UK on June 3, 2021, through a charter flight & carrying evidence of a negative PCR test”, ICC said in an Official Release.
Currently, team India is serving 14 days quarantine in a bio-secure environment in Mumbai during which regular testing has been conducted. Upon landing in the UK, India will proceed to the on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl where they will be tested again before undergoing 10 days of strict Quarantine in the hotel room.
Regular COVID-19 tests will be conducted during their period of isolation. The Player’s activity will be increased gradually after each round of negative testing, starting from exercise in isolation to small group & then followed by larger squad activity while remaining within the bio-secure environment.
The New Zealand team is currently in the UK ahead of their bilateral series against England & then the kiwi squad will be transferred from the ECB bio-secure environment into the WTC final bubble on June 15 & will be subjected to regular testing prior to arrival & post-arrival in Southampton.
Earlier on Saturday, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shared the photo of himself in India’s retro jersey & captioned the post as, “Rewind to 90’s #lovingit #India”. Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will be wearing team India’s retro jersey in the WTC final against New Zealand.
Currently, Indian Cricketers are serving Quarantine in Mumbai but they are utilizing this time to keep themselves fit with rigorous workout sessions to ensure that they are completely fit & ready to hit the field once they are out of Quarantine in England ahead of the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton.
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