Ind vs Eng: Ben Stokes arrived in Chennai: Star all-rounder Ben Stokes arrived in Chennai on Sunday along with a few other English cricketers who are not a part of the ongoing England-Sri Lanka Test series.
They will undergo a period of quarantine at Hotel Leela Palace and begin training only from February 2.
The rest of the England team, currently in Sri Lanka, will land in Chennai on January 27.
It appears that the ECB has requested the BCCI to conduct all the four Tests of the series under closed doors with no spectators.
TNCA secretary R.S. Ramasaamy said there had been no communication yet to this effect from the BCCI to the TNCA.
England squad for India test series
England tour of India – Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes return to England squad: The England National Selectors have named a 16-strong squad and six travelling reserves for the first and second Test matches against India.The first Test of the series starts on Friday 5 February at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
England Men’s Test Squad:
Joe Root (Yorkshire) (captain), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virdi (Surrey).