Indian players, who are currently on hiatus in the UK ahead of the five-game test run against England, will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on July 7 and 9.
Talk to YEARS, sources said the second round of vaccination was planned for the team. “The second dosage has been scheduled for cricketers and they will be vaccinated on Wednesday and Friday,” a source said.
While the Indian players are currently on hiatus following the end of the World Test Championship (WTC), they are expected to enter quarantine in Durham from July 14. They will also play a warm-up match from July 20-22 after The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asked the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to organize a practice match before the start of the first. test on August 4.
LILY: India will likely play tour matches ahead of England tests
Speaking to the media at the virtual press conference at the end of the WTC final against New Zealand, Indian captain Kohli said his team wanted top-class matches ahead of the series against England, but it had not been given to them.
Meanwhile, Indian opener Shubman Gill has been ruled out for eight weeks after sustaining a shin injury following the last meeting at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. By the way, point guard Ishant Sharma injured his bowling hand while stopping a ball in the WTC final and had to undergo three stitches. Ishant should be ready in time for testing in England, however.