The Indian cricketers on Thursday cleared their first spherical of RT-PCR assessments and might be present process two extra rounds earlier than beginning coaching from February 2 for the upcoming Check collection in opposition to England.
The four-match collection begins right here on February 5. Your complete Indian contingent has already arrived within the metropolis and each the groups are staying on the Leela Palace lodge.
“The SOP is similar because the IPL bio-bubble through the onerous quarantine interval. Now we have had one RT-PCR check accomplished already and we’d be doing two extra earlier than being cleared to coach. Proper now, the gamers must be confined to their rooms,” a senior BCCI official instructed PTI on the situation of anonymity.
The gamers must make do with some bodily train of their rooms underneath the supervision of the 2 power and conditioning consultants, Nick Webb and Soham Desai.
In a welcome transfer, the BCCI has allowed the gamers to be accompanied by their households because it “may very well be extraordinarily lonely” through the onerous quarantine part.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, senior opener Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, all-rounder Hardik Pandya have all been joined by their respective households and all of them have put out posts from their official social media handles.
“The gamers have all come again after a gruelling tour. Onerous quarantine may be extraordinarily tough and it might solely assist their nicely being that wives and youngsters are round which might assist them stay in a superb headspace,” the supply stated.