ECB relaxes hard quarantine of Indian cricketers upon arrival in the UK after BCCI’s request

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) agreed to reduce the quarantine period upon the arrival of Indian cricketers in the United Kingdom by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). On June 18, Team India will face New Zealand at the Rose Bowl in Southampton in the World Test Championship final. The team is led by Virat Kohli.
The next scheduled series for the Indian team in the United Kingdom is a fivematch Test series against the England team. The Trent Bridge, Lord’s, Headingley, Kennington Oval, and Old Trafford are scheduled to the hosting venues for the series. During the Indian cricketers’ stay in the United Kingdom, the BCCI requested a reduced quarantine period for its team of players.
As the Indian team had more practice ahead of the final, the BCCI asked for the quarantine period to be shortened to allow New Zealand more match practice. When the batsmen face England, the 10-day quarantine would be reduced to seven days, Insidesport reported.
Apparently, the request has been approved by the ECB. Therefore, the Indian players would have to remain in hotels for three days, then be permitted to practice before facing Kane Williamson and his Kiwis team.
Meanwhile, it was revealed on May 19 that around 4000 spectators would be allowed in Southampton for the World Tennis Championship final. attended the county championship match between Hampshire and Leicestershire at the same venue.

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