India Team Doubled the Vaccine for England Series
While England’s cricket team has been rocked by a rash of positive COVID-19 cases, testing for the Indian squad players who are now in England has begun. Virat Kohli and his teammates were tested for COVID-19 during their three-week vacation following the World Test Championship (WTC) final last month and will have to face more testing in the coming weeks.
United Kingdom Will administered The Second dose Of Vaccination
Family members of the players have also been put to the test. The first round of testing took place a day after the members of the traveling party had received their vaccinations. On July 7 and9, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC), in collaboration with the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, administered the second dose of vaccine to members.
The testing for Indian cricketers follows in the wake of COVID-19 positive cases in English cricket. Just before the start of their white-ball series against Pakistan last week, seven players of England’s national squad tested positive. They’re all in quarantine: three players and four members of the support staff.
Indian players who had their first dose of COVID Vaccine in India will get their second this week in England, most of the players are in and around London and holidaying.
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A positive case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Derbyshire county team
Meanwhile, a positive case of COVID-19 was discovered in the Derbyshire county squad, requiring the game against Essex to be canceled. A member of the Kent County team had tested positive only a day before, resulting in the county’s players being isolated.
The Indian team will not be put in a bubble until they arrive in Durham, as has been the case in every cricket series the side has played since last year. The players have been instructed that the setting would only be bio-secure, with a strong advisory to respect all social distancing standards.
The Indian team will play a few intra-squad games before a three-day warm-up encounter versus Select County XI in Durham on July 20. The opening Test of the five-match series begins on August 4 at Nottingham.