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Virat Kohli and other Mumbai boys quarantining separately ahead of England departure

Virat Kohli would be leading Team India in the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand next month. Meanwhile, ahead of the departure to England, Virat Kohli and co are undergoing a ten-day quarantine in Mumbai.

Virat Kohli and other Mumbai boys quarantining separately ahead of England departure-ayh
Mumbai, First Published May 25, 2021, 1:11 PM IST
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Team India is all set to take on New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton next month. Ahead of the departure to England on June 2, the Indian contingent is undergoing a ten-day quarantine in Mumbai.

Although most members began their quarantine on May 19, those based in Mumbai entered the bubble on Monday. Skipper Virat Kohli, who currently resides in Mumbai, also joined the same from Monday, as the ones from Mumbai are being placed isolated in a separate room.

A proper arrangement for the ones joining from Monday has been made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Also, the arrangement includes workout facilities in the separate room they are quarantining in.

"Kohli and the rest of the members who entered the bubble on Monday will not straightaway mix with those who are already in the bubble. They will do a seven-day quarantine and then join the group before leaving for England. Till then, they will have all the necessary facilities in their rooms only," a source told ANI.

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"Arrangements have been made so that they can train in the room. Cycles, dumbbells, bars have all been arranged for in the rooms so that they doesn't need to walk out and can stay in shape. They will undergo tests every day. We don't wish to keep anything to chance," added the source.

Besides, the BCCI has also ensured that the players would receive their second dose of the COVID vaccine in England itself, having received their first shot in India. "The team has already taken the first dose here after the government opened the vaccination process for all above 18. The second dose will be administered by the UK health department once the players are eligible to get the second jab as per rules," said another source.

Ahead of the departure and quarantine, all the players have undergone the three mandatory RT-PCR tests. Following their arrival in England, the players would again have to undergo a ten-day compulsory quarantine, which includes a three-day rigid one before being relaxed for seven-day isolation, during which they would be allowed to train in the venue's bubble premises.

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