Indian Cricket team
The Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan left for Sri Lanka on a tour of Sri Lanka. There were no fans to welcome the Indian team as Kovid restrictions remained in place. The BCCI has also shared on Twitter a picture of Indian players getting on a bus and boarding a hotel like normal people without any crowd accompaniment.
The Indian team is staying at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo. The players can stay here for three days in the quarantine. The Kovid situation in Sri Lanka is not so comforting. That is why there are strong restrictions everywhere. So no one came to greet the Indian players who arrived in the team bus with garlands and shout for the players.
‘Let the garland ceremony stand there, they could not even really look at the players.’ Pankaj Sampath, general manager of the hotel where the Indian team is staying, said. The stars see it as a great honor to stay in their hotel. It is equipped with a powerful biobible system. Selected staff are assigned to meet the needs of the players. They will stay in the same hotel. The hotel has special accommodation areas for the guests staying at the hotel. The manager added.
India will play three T20s and one ODI against Sri Lanka. The series starts on July 13. Under Dhawan, India will field a strong team of designated over-specialists. Most of these are newcomers. Former batting legend Rahul Dravid has coached the Indian team in Sri Lanka. The Indian team flew to Sri Lanka to include other available Indian players as the Test team under Virat Kohli was touring England. The BCCI chose another coaching staff as India’s head coach is with the Indian team that went to England.
The team flew to Sri Lanka after spending two weeks in India on a quarantine. The players and the coaching staff stayed at a hotel in Mumbai. The Indian team that went to Sri Lanka has six Malayalees, including Sanju Samson and Devadath Padikkal. The Indian team, which arrived in Sri Lanka, has been asked to stay in the quarantine till July 1. Although training is allowed from two to two, team members will only start training together after five.
The Indian team has arrived in Sri Lanka but the host Sri Lanka is currently on a tour of England. They will return on July 5. They will return to the series after being in the quarantine.
Indian team lands in Sri Lanka, enters hotel without any grand welcome owing to Covid-19 protocol