Team India is scheduled to travel Australia for three T20s, three ODIs and four Test matches by the end of this month. It will be a two-and-a-half month-long tour and continue till January next year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) already announced the squad for the tour on Monday.
Meanwhile, a piece of good news is coming for the players participating in the series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly given a verbal assurance to India players that their families will be allowed to travel with them for the tour.
Few players like Ravindra Jadeja reached UAE for IPL without their families in August and denial for the Australia tour would have meant that such players will be away from their families for almost six months.
“A few Indian players had requested us to allow family because some of them didn’t bring their wives to UAE,” a BCCI official told The Indian Express. “We have informally informed players that they can take their families. Their families passport details have been taken.”
The Indian and Australian players will directly fly to Australia after the completion of the ongoing IPL. After landing, they will undergo a two-week quarantine period and then they will be allowed to train on the field.
“The board has arranged a chartered flight for those players who will not be part of the Test squad. They will fly back to India after a one-day series. It’s up to players whether they want to send their families after one-dayers or after a Test series gets over,” the official said.
Earlier this week, Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the tour which will see India play three T20Is, as many ODIs and four Tests during the tour which will start from November 27.