Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw fly from Colombo to the UK on Saturday (July 31) after the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made use of a special provision allowing Elite Sportsmen in the UK this summer.
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw have been added as substitutes in the Indian Test squad for the upcoming five-match Test series against England in the United Kingdom. India suffered numerous injuries during its tour as opening batsman Shubman Gill was ruled out with a brain injury after the WTC final.
Then, overall, Washington Sundar injured a ligament in his bowling finger and fast bowler Avesh Khan broke his left thumb a few weeks ago during the practice match between Indians and Select County XI in Durham. As a result, BCCI was forced to send reinforcements to the United Kingdom.
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will be quarantined in the UK for 10 days
Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were in Sri Lanka, which is a Red List country under British travel advice. Normally only travelers from the Green List or Amber List countries are allowed in the UK. Those traveling from the Red List countries – which is Sri Lanka – can only be admitted if they are British and Irish citizens.
The two players will also have to undergo 10 days in quarantine in the UK, which will effectively exclude them from the first two Test matches starting on 4 August in Trent Bridge and in Lord’s on 12 August.
‘The British government earlier this summer created the release of elite players to help the Indian tour party travel in the first place. The same rule was used for other sports such as football and tennis for the Euros and Wimbledon. And it is now being used for the two new players, “ A top ECB official told Cricbuzz on Friday (July 30).
On the other hand, the Indian team will travel to England in Nottingham on Saturday, the place where the first Test starts on 4 August. Their last net session on Friday in Durham was canceled due to bad weather.