England Team To Get Three Days To Train Before First Test In Chennai


New Delhi: England will get only three days to train before the first Test in India due to a six-day quarantine requirement for the visitors.

The England squad will fly to Chennai on Wednesday for the first two Tests of the four-match series and will undergo a strict quarantine on arrival.

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Rory Burns, who were not part of the Sri Lanka series, arrived in India on Sunday night and will get five days to train following their hotel quarantine. All players will be tested for COVID-19 thrice over six days.

The last two Tests will be played in Ahmedabad from February 24.

The series, to be played in a bio-bubble, is also crucial in the context of the World Test Championship.

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