The England touring party has cleared their third COVID-19 test and will begin training from Tuesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The England squad arrived in India on Wednesday, following which the entire contingent underwent the mandatory quarantine period.
Trio Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer arrived ahead of the rest of the team as they were rested for the Sri Lanka Test and have already started their training on Saturday.
“England PCR Test Results – 1 February 2021. All PCR tests from yesterday’s test have returned negative results. The England party are now out of quarantine and will train for the first time as a full group at the stadium tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm-5 pm (IST),” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) media team said on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team has also cleared their third COVID-19 test. The team will hit the nets from Tuesday. The squad is now out of their quarantine and will begin its preparations for their upcoming Test match that gets underway on February 5.
“The Indian cricket team completed their quarantine period today in Chennai. Three RT-PCR tests of COVID-19 were conducted at regular intervals and all tests have returned negative results. The team will have their first outdoor session today from 5:00 PM and nets session will begin from tomorrow,” BCCI informed in a statement.
England is set to play four-match Test series against India starting February 5 in Chennai. The first two Tests will be held in Chennai, while the remaining two Test, including the third Test that will be a day-night match, will be played in Gujarat. After the completion of their Test series, the teams will then play three ODIs and five T20Is.