The touring party of the England cricket team cleared the second COVID-19 test after which all-rounder Ben Stokes, pacer Jofra Archer, and opener Rory Burns started training at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
The trio completed their six days of quarantine period while the rest players of the England team cleared their second COVID-19 test. The England team, barring Stokes, Burns and Archer arrived in Chennai on Wednesday for their upcoming four-match Test series against India.
The trio arrived in India beforehand since they did not participate in the Sri Lanka Test series. They already cleared their COVID-19 test thrice, and they will now be training for the next three day leading up to the first Test on February 5.
“The entire England touring party received their second PCR COVID-19 test yesterday. All results returned negative,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) media said.
“The first group of players — Archer, Burns and Stokes — will practice each morning for the next three days. They are limited to a two-hour session,” England’s media manager Danny Reuben informed.
“The entire England touring party received their second PCR COVID-19 test yesterday. All results returned negative results,” he added.
Other players of the team will start training from February 2.