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There will be no bio-bubble for the India-South Africa T20Is

According to reports, the upcoming five-match T20I series between India and South Africa will not have bio-bubble restrictions, as confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. This will be the first international series in two years without the bio-bubble for the Indian team since the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic breakdown. The current Covid-19 situation in India has vastly improved in recent months, and the BCCI has previously stated that there will be no bio-bubble if the current trend continues.

The IPL 2022 recently featured ten different bio-bubbles, with players required to undergo a three-day quarantine before entering the bio-bubble. It wasn’t easy for the players because there was a lot of mental stress involved, but despite the constraints, the Delhi Capitals camp had several positive Covid-19 cases. However, the situation was under control throughout the season, and a successful tournament with only the final remaining has now prompted the BCCI to reduce bio-bubbles, according to reports.

Meanwhile, the five-match T20I series begins on June 9th and runs until June 19th as a warm-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. KL Rahul has been named India’s captain, while big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah have all been rested.

Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya have returned to the squad following their performances in the recent IPL 2022, while Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have received their first call-ups. Karthik impressed everyone with his batting performance throughout the IPL 2022 and was instrumental in RCB’s journey to Qualifier 2.