India tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan and Co assemble in Mumbai for quarantine ahead of limited-overs series

India tour of Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan and Co assemble in Mumbai for quarantine ahead of limited-overs series- Skipper Shikhar Dhawan and his India teammates have assembled in Mumbai for mandatory quarantine ahead of the India tour of Sri Lanka in July.

BCCI had earlier 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.

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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.

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’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

Virat Kohli led team India who are in England for the World Test Championship final also had to undergo a two-week-long quarantine.

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