Chennai: In view of the risk of a coronavirus epidemic, the BCCI does not want to hesitate for the next round of India-England tests. In view of this, players from both teams are regularly subjected to COVID-19 tests.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes, quick pitcher Jofra Archer and opener Rory Burns took part in Chepak’s first field practice session on Saturday after a difficult quarantine while the rest of the England squad were also found to be negative in the second corona test.
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All three were not part of the Sri Lanka test series. Ben Stokes and Joffra Archer were rested for workload balance while Rory Burns was off tour due to the birth of his first child. After passing the 3 RT-PCR tests, these players trained on the net.
First training session in India for these three
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These three cricketers reached India before the rest of their teammates. England media director Danny Reuben said: “ The first group of players Archer, Burns and Stokes trained today. He practiced two hours a day for the next 3 days. England’s second coronavirus test was negative.
The England team will start testing from February 2. The first test will take place from February 5 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After that, the second Test Match will also take place on this field. The remaining 2 tests of the series will be played at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad.