09 Jun 2021: Indian cricketers to get a three-week break before England series
in a bid to counter the mental fatigue amid lengthy spells of the bio-secure bubble, the Indian team management has decided to give its players a three-week break after the completion of the World Test Championship final. The WTC final against New Zealand will commence on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Thereafter, the players will have a break for 20 days.
Confirmation: A BCCI official informed about the development
"As skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri had told the media at the pre-departure press conference, there will be a break. There is a six-week gap between WTC final and opening Test against England, so we had to address the issue of players' well-being. Within UK, they can disperse off, go for a holiday, meet friends and family," a senior BCCI official said.
Fact: 'A great opportunity to restructure', Virat Kohli had said
Virat Kohli had said, "I feel like after you are done with WTC, I think it's a great opportunity to refresh and restructure. We would have finished our quarantine period and just for the guys to be normal and just disconnect again."
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