In another unusual and unwanted situation BCCI is handling it’s cricketers from the two countries, series test squad at UK and team B who’s right now in Sri Lanka for the tour.
After witnessing delighted performance by Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, and following injury occurances in the senior test squad BCCI announced that the duo will board flight to London on July 30, for the upcoming Test series against England starting from Aug 4.
After Covid-19 scare in the Indian camp in Sri Lanka both players currently are under isolation and can’t board flight to London anytime soon. Even as per the local protocols by the UK health authorities, they may not be given entry in England anytime soon.
“We can’t say anything with certainty at this stage. We have to observe them for next couple of days to decide – whether to announce new replacements or not”, declared the BCCI official.
The duo was named replacements after Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar suffered series-ending injuries. As per information available, the duo’s departure will be delayed as they will have to be in isolation for a minimum of 3 days and the duration may extend depending on the RTPCR test results over the next 3 days.
It is worth noting that BCCI has already withdrawn both Shaw & Surya along with 6 other close contacts of Krunal Pandya from the ongoing series. The players are currently in complete isolation as a precautionary measure.