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BCCI And WTC Pandemic Plan starts on June

World Test Championship final against New Zealand in the UK will start on May 25.

Virat Kohli and the entire team will enter the bio-bubble created for them in India. The team will take on the Kiwis in Southampton after the 8-day bubble and followed by another 10-day quarantine.

Officials Statements

“The Indian government has opened vaccination for every person above 18 so the players can take their first dose. But the second dose is the question here and while the BCCI is looking at working closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board to ensure players can get a second dose in the UK, if that is not approved by the UK government, we will have the vaccine taken from India for the second dose. Let’s see how that works out in the coming days,” the official explained.

BCCI Opinion

“You can expect the boys to come into the bubble on May 25 as it will be an 8-day quarantine period which will not just involve testing against Covid-19, but also there will not be any movement as the boys prepare for the UK schedule.

“Once in UK on June 2, the boys will go for another 10-day quarantine. But this time the cricketers can train as they are moving from the bubble in India to the bubble in England in a charter plane. A bubble to bubble move lets them train even though there will be continuous testing at all times and no further movement,”

“Not just the duration of the tour, the Covid-19 restrictions also mean you cannot move around the place. There will be more than a month’s gap between the Test Championship final and the opening Test against England in Trent Bridge from August 4. The players will have their families travelling with them,”


Vaccination in India

The vaccination process and the official claims it will need some more time before a better plan to be execute.

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