Pataudi Trophy 2021: Team India departs for Lord's with Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav in quarantine
India and England settled for a frustrating draw in the opening Test of the 2021 Pataudi Trophy, courtesy of persistent rain on Day 5. Meanwhile, as the team departs to Lord's, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav remain quarantined post arrival.
India settled for a frustrating draw against England in the opening Pataudi Trophy Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham after persistent rain entirely washed out Day 5. Meanwhile, both sides are now off to Lord'sfor the second Test, starting Thursday.
On Monday, Team India was off to London. However, it was without its replacements for Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan, in the form of Prithvi Shaw and SuryakumarYadav, as the duo is undergoing the post-arrival quarantine, reports PTI.
Both the players would remain in quarantine for ten days to get over on August 13, while they could begin training from the next day. Therefore, it effectively rules them out of contention for the second Test and would only be selected from the third Test. Also, there's a nine-day gap between the second and third Tests that would allow the duo to prepare adequately.
In the meantime, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly, would be travelling to Lord's to watch the second Test. Also, Jay Shah (secretary), Rajeev Shukla (vice-president) and Arun Dhumal (treasurer) would travel to the United Kingdon to watch the series at some point. With India now in the amber list of the UK's travel list, fully vaccinated people travelling from India to the country need not serve the mandatory ten-day quarantine, as Ganguly and other BCCI members will have the privilege.
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