The Indian team may have to prepare for a long English summer, as BCCI is thinking of keeping the squad in the UK more than a month after the end of the World Cup final against New Zealand, probably in Southampton, on June 18, announced Times of India.
The report also states this They grow kohli and Co. will travel to England in the first week of June shortly after the end of the Indian Premier League on 30 May. The team will serve a 14-day quarantine on arrival in England.
India is expected to camp at the Hilton Hotel in Southampton, as it is on the premises of the Ageas Bowl.
It could also force India to send a second team to the Asian Cup, which could be played in Sri Lanka in late June after India reached the WTC final.
In addition, the report states that the England and Wales Cricket Board probably booked the entire hotel from June 1 to 26 to create a biosecurity bubble for the collision with tents. The ICC has also reserved an extra day for the test match, given the fine weather in the region.
“This will be mostly along the lines of the Australian tour, where the initial three or five days will be in strict isolation, after which the teams will be allowed to train while in quarantine,” an TOI official was quoted as saying.
“BCCI accepted the call not to want the players to return to India after the WTC final. The idea is to stay there and adjust to the conditions before the tests start,” sources said.