ICC WTC Finals: Virat Kohli’s India likely to leave early for England; expected last week of May

WTC Final LIVE - IND vs NZ LIVE: Kyle Jamieson's five-wicket haul helps New Zealand restrict Virat Kohli's Team India to 217 in 1st innings
WTC Final LIVE - IND vs NZ LIVE: Kyle Jamieson's five-wicket haul helps New Zealand restrict Virat Kohli's Team India to 217 in 1st innings

ICC WTC Finals: Virat Kohli’s India likely to leave early for England- India’s Test cricketers might leave earlier than expected to England for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, scheduled to get underway from June 18 in Southampton. India were expected to leave for the UK in the first week of June but they might travel as early as the last week of May amid travel restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

India and New Zealand players, who featured in IPL 2021, were expected to take a chartered plane from the country to the UK after the completion of the T20 league. However, the IPL was postponed indefinitely after positive Covid-19 cases were reported in the bio-bubbles of multiple franchises.

ICC WTC Finals: Virat Kohli’s India likely to leave early for England-The International Cricket Council, Sports Today understands, is in talks with the UK government and the England and Wales Cricket Board to make sure India cricketers travel to the UK. The British government put India on a travel ‘red list’ banning the entry of Indian nationals from April 23. Even British and Irish nationals, and third country nationals with residence rights in the UK arriving in England from India will be required to quarantine in a hotel.

ALSO READ|ICC WTC Finals: Selectors to select 22 member squad for clash vs New Zealand, submits list of 35 probables

ICC WTC Finals – Virat Kohli’s team to travel by Charter Flight: WTC Finals and India’s Test series against England are set to go ahead as scheduled despite Covid-19 surge and travel ban imposed on India by United Kingdom. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is developing a plan to book a chartered flight for Virat Kohli and men for the WTC Finals and five Test series (starting on August 4). As per current guidelines put on by the UK government, athletes will have to undergo a 10-day period of quarantine upon arrival.

India tour of England 2021 full schedule

World Test Championship final – June 18 in Southampton

1st Test vs England – August 4 in Nottingham

2nd Test – August 12 in London

3rd Test – August 25 in Leeds

4th Test – September 2 in London

5th Test – September 10 in Manchester