BCCI to seek more time from ICC on World T20's fate
29 May 2021
India and New Zealand will lock horns with each other in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship slated to begin on June 18 in Southampton and will be played in a bio-secure environment.
In a statement from the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body has stated that the match has been given an exemption by the UK government as outlined in The Health Protection.
As per the protocols, the members of the team would carry a negative RT-PCR report and had been in a bio-secure environment in India for 14 days before their arrival on June 3 in the UK.
“The Indian Men’s team will arrive in the UK on 3 June 2021 via a charter flight and carrying evidence of a negative PCR Test. Prior to travelling, the party will have spent 14 days in a bio-secure environment in India during which regular testing will have taken place,” the statement said.
“Upon landing, they will proceed directly to the on-site hotel at the Hampshire Bowl where they will be tested again before commencing a period of managed isolation,” it added.
The players will be tested regularly during their time in isolation in the UK and their activities will only be allowed gradually.
“Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation. Players’ activity will be allowed in a gradually increasing manner after each round of negative testing, moving from exercise in isolation to small group and then larger squad activity, whilst always remaining within the bio-secure venue,” the statement read.
The New Zealand side has already reached England and they will be up against the English side for a two-match Test series slated to begin on June 2.
India will also take on England in a five-match Test series after the conclusion of the WTC final.