The visiting West Indies Cricket team is already living life in the bio-secure bubble currently, now it is the turn of England Cricket team to experience the same. The visitors have adjusted to the bubble pretty well according to Jason Holder, now the Joe Root’s team has to get use to the unprecedented precautionary measures put by the England & Wales Cricket Board.
England Cricket team to Check in the BIO-SECURE Bubble
According to a report by Sky Sports, England will spend next 3 weeks confined to the Hilton Hotel in a complex attached to Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground. Such unprecedented are the precautionary measures put up by the ECB, leave aside stepping out of the hotel, team will not be allowed to reportedly step down from the 3rd floor of the hotel exclusively booked for the England squad. Steve Elworthy, the operations director for the ECB, has been instrumental in developing the bubble at the Ageas Bowl.
BIO Secure Bubble for the England vs West Indies Series
– 30 member England squad will move to 3rd floor of the Hilton Hotel
– Hotel is in a complex attached to Southampton’s Ageas Bowl ground
– Entire squad to be test before they are allowed to move in the hotel
– First 24 hours players have to stay alone in the room
– At no time players allowed to move out of the hotel
– Special Socially Distanced Dinning area created for the team
– Each day before practice, players have to walk through a tent with thermal cameras
– No one allowed to enter Ageas bowl
– Players will carry their own balls for every fielding session
Meanwhile all West Indies cricket team players test negative in the second test
Meanwhile, the West Indies team that arrived in England earlier this month has adjusted pretty well to the bio-secure bubble. Jason Holder has revealed that the West Indies team has been tested twice since the time they have landed in England. According to Holder all the tests have come negative and soon they will begin playing inter-squad practice games.
“My hands are drying up from all the hand sanitiser! It’s not as bad as I feared it might be. We’ve got a team room with lots of activities going on like dominoes and table tennis. There’s a golf simulator and a mini-basketball court. So there are a lot of things to keep the guys busy and sane. We’ve started to practise and we’ve been tested twice so far for the virus and all tests have been negative, so we are nearly good to go with the first of our two inter-squad practice matches”, said Holder.