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Families can accompany Indian players in the UK

Indian players are allowed to be accompanied by families in marathon England tour, while BCCI is still negotiating the duration of on-arrival quarantine.

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Although it is not confirmed if the family members can join right from the beginning of the tour.

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India will leave for UK on June 2 after completing an eight-day strict quarantine in Mumbai. They will again quarantine for 10 days on arrival. BCCI wants the players to be able to train during that period.

“Indian team will have eight days of hard quarantine (confined to hotel rooms) in India with mandatory negative RT-PCR reports on second, fourth and seventh day required to board the flight,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Saturday.

“Since we have a bubble to bubble transfer, it needs to be seen if the duration of the 10-day quarantine can be reduced a bit. However players during soft quarantine can go for training. In any case, Hotel Hilton where the teams will be put up in Southampton, is a part of the Ageas Bowl property.” 

India will meet New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship final on June 18-22 and will remain there before the five-match Test affair with England begins in August.

BCCI President Saurav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah will be in Southampton during the WTC final to discuss possibilities of staging remainder of IPL 2021 in England.

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