India’s women’s cricket team participating in the World Cup in New Delhi will gather in Mumbai for a week of quarantine starting 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 squad and three reserve players have been asked to come to Mumbai, where they will be isolated 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 a one-off T20I against host New Zealand starting on February 11, ahead of the ODI World Cup in March-April.
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The team’s management wanted to hold a one-week practice camp before the game, but it could not happen in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.
India reached the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup. Controversy erupted after Shikha Pandey, Jemima Rodriguez and Poonam Raut were dropped from the Mithali Raj-led World Cup squad.