A new touch Down Under as India battle Australia in the middle of COVID-19
India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah at Sydney airport yesterday. Photos/ Ians, Twitter
Team India touched down here last night for the highly anticipated two-month trip of Australia (beginning November 27), where they will play 3 ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests.
Getting here by a chartered flight from Dubai, the Indian group were escorted by the authorities all the method to their team hotel in the Sydney Olympic Park area. The Indian team, including their support staff, makes up over 40 workers and had to be split into 3 buses to make sure the rigorous COVID-19 procedures in Australia.
All the team members will need to go through a 14-day quarantine duration. The only time the gamers will be allowed outside the hotel is when they attend training sessions set up at the Blacktown International Sports Park, which has also been developed into a bio-secure venue. However, the family members of India’s touring party will not be permitted to step out at all.
All members of the Indian squad will need to undergo COVID-19 tests in a day or 2. In addition, there are likely to be one or 2 more tests throughout the quarantine duration. Group India gamers will not be enabled to enter any other spaces besides their own for at least the first 7 days.
India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane with partner Radhika and child Aarya; Test professional Cheteshwar Pujara with better half Puja and daughter Aditi. Photo/ Instagram
Australia has a few of the strictest COVID-19 security laws in the world and it is found out that there will be at least two cops officers and two private security guards on every flooring of the hotel to guarantee all policies set by the New South Wales federal government are followed.
Team India’s kits were unloaded onto a separate truck with the assistance of Australian army soldiers. It is discovered that all the kitbag will be sanitised prior to being passed on to the specific players.
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A few of the Australian players like David Warner, Steven Smith and Pat Cummins to name a few, who took part in the Indian Premier League, will likewise be put up in the very same hotel however in a separate bio-bubble. These Australian players can just join their national camp on November 22.
India are anticipated to start their session either on Sunday or Monday.
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