India tour of Sri Lanka – Quarantine for Dhawan’s Team: Shikhar Dhawan led Team India will also have to get into quarantine in Mumbai like Virat Kohli’s team currently on a tour of England. BCCI has asked Shikhar Dhawan & Co to report to Mumbai on June 14 and serve a 14-day quarantine (7 days of hard quarantine and 7 days of soft). After reaching Colombo, following further quarantine, the team will play intra-squad matches to prepare for the limited-overs series.
The entire team will enter a bio-bubble in Mumbai and will travel to Colombo from there on June 28 according to a report by Sportstar. The soft quarantine will include indoor training sessions as per an ANI report.
India tour of Sri Lanka – Quarantine for Dhawan’s Team: After being tested negative, the players could be allowed to use the hotel gym facilities where the team will be quarantined. However, for the first 7 days, players will strictly stay in their rooms. Furthermore, as per BCCI’s plans, Team India sans Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and other UK-bound players will have to undergo quarantine for seven days till July 5 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There will be strict quarantine till July 1. After July 1, they will be allowed to practice.
“The boys will assemble on Monday and undergo 14 days of quarantine with regular testing. While the first seven days will be hard quarantine, the players can then train indoors for the next seven days. Post that they leave for Colombo,” a BCCI official told ANI.
BCCI’s plan for India’s tour of Sri Lanka
- Quarantine in India till June 28 (7 days hard and soft quarantine each)
- Fly to Sri Lanka on June 28
- Strict quarantine till July 1
- Practice allowed after July 1
- Sri Lanka quarantine ends on July 5
- 1st ODI of the series start on 13th July
- Intra-squad practice matches before 1st ODI
India tour of Sri Lanka: BCCI asks Shikhar Dhawan’s team India to assemble in Mumbai on June 14 for quarantine
Virat Kohli led team India who are in England for the World Test Championship final also had to undergo a two-week-long quarantine.
As for the team that will leave for Sri Lanka and will be accompanied by Rahul Dravid and NCA coaches, they will play intra-squad matches in Colombo to prepare for the three-match ODI and T20I series that will begin on July 13 and conclude on July 25. BCCI has not announced it yet but Rahul Dravid is expected to travel as the head coach with his NCA colleagues – including Paras Mhambrey.
“As per the plan, the team after reaching Colombo will be in hard quarantine for three days before starting to train in quarantine till July 4. Post this period they can train normally in the bubble till July 12 and also play the intra-squad games,” the official added.
All the matches in the tour will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo amid the rising cases of COVID-19. All the matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The decision to play all matches in one venue was taken by the BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket to reduce travel amid the second wave of COVID-19.
India’s squad for ODI & T20I series against Sri Lanka: The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka scheduled in the month of July. All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo.
India’s squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series|
|1||13th July||1st ODI||Colombo|
|2||16th July||2nd ODI||Colombo|
|3||18th July||3rd ODI||Colombo|
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series|
|1||21st July||1st T20I||Colombo|
|2||23rd July||2nd T20I||Colombo|
|3||25th July||3rd T20I||Colombo|