The mens and womens team members took a chartered flight from Mumbai to London late on Wednesday night (Courtesy of BCCI)
The Indian contingent, comprising of the mens and womens cricket teams, departed from Mumbai on Wednesday for their tour of England. The players, support staff, and their families all boarded a chartered flight for London late in the night.
There were only a handful of photographers present at the airport, who clicked a few pictures of the players, their wives, and the coaches.
The plane carrying the Indian contingent will reach London today from where the entire touring party will then travel to Southampton, where they will spend time in managed isolation.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is yet to mention the exact length of Indias isolation period in Southampton. Regular tests will be conducted during their quarantine.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to social media to post a series of pictures. "Off we go," the board captioned the posts and the fans replied on them by wishing the players good luck for the upcoming challenges
Virat Kohlis Indian team will be playing 6 Tests in England from June 18 while the womens Test side will face the hosts in a one-off match before playing 6 white-ball games.
The Indian mens contingent will be in the UK from June to September 14. They will face New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final in Southampton starting June 18 before facing England in a series of 5 Tests from August 4.
The WTC has been exempted from standard Covid-19 protocols by the UK government.
The Indian womens team meanwhile, will play its first Test match since 2014 in Bristol under Mithali Raj from June 16 before Harmanpreet Kaur takes over the captaincy for the 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is from June.