The Indian women’s cricket team participating in the New Delhi World Cup will gather in Mumbai for a week’s quarantine from Sunday before traveling to New Zealand. The team had recently come together in Dehradun for mutual coordination and the young players were also tasked with developing leadership skills.
The 15-member team and three reserve players have been asked to come to Mumbai where they will be in isolation for a week. The team is expected to leave for New Zealand on January 24 and the players will undergo another quarantine upon arrival.
The Indian team will play a five-match ODI series and one-off T20I against hosts New Zealand from February 11, ahead of the ODI World Cup in March-April.
The team management wanted to conduct a week long practice camp before departure but it could not happen in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in the country.
India reached the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup. The controversy erupted after Shikha Pandey, Jemima Rodriguez and Poonam Raut were dropped from the Mithali Raj-led World Cup squad.