Will travel to England only after completing the protocol
According to the report of the Press Trust of India, Ashwin will travel to England only after completing all the necessary protocols. Ashwin is likely to be ruled out of the four-day warm-up match against Leicestershire from Friday but is likely to be available for the Tests.
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who were part of the South Africa T20I series at home, leave for England on Monday, June 19.
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Played TNCA Division 1 League cricket in Chennai
A BCCI source was quoted as saying by PTI, “Ashwin has not traveled with the team to the UK as he was found to be Covid-19 positive.”
“But we are hopeful that he will recover in time before the start of the Test match from July 1. However, he may miss the warm-up match against Leicestershire.”
Ashwin, who played in the final of the Indian Premier League 2022 for Rajasthan Royals last month, played TNCA Division 1 league cricket in Chennai after his exit from the IPL bio-bubble.
Didn’t play a single match on England tour last year
It is to be noted that the India off-spinner did not play a single match despite traveling with the team on the tour of England last year.
India players have started practice in London ahead of their transfer to Leicestershire. Captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were seen netting at the county ground on Monday.
There is no bio-bubble ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for this series. Nor has the ECB applied bio-bubbles even in the ongoing Test series against world champions New Zealand.