NEW DELHI: All members of the UK-bound Indian women’s cricket team have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the upcoming series against England from 16 June.
The Indian team, which is currently in quarantine in Mumbai, will begin their UK tour with the only Test in Bristol from 16 June.
After this, two T20s will be played in Northampton on 9 and 11 July and three ODIs from 27 June.
A BCCI source said, “All the players in the women’s team have received their first dose of vaccination. Most of them have received vaccinations in their respective cities, while some have not received.”
Spin all-rounder Deepti Sharma took to Twitter on Thursday to share a picture of her taking a pinch.
He tweeted, “Although I am a little scared of needles, I have still vaccinated myself today. I urge people to get vaccinated as soon as possible! #GotTheDose # We4Vaccine #CovidVaccine,” she tweeted. .
The source said that most of the players received the Kovishield vaccine and would be given their second dose by the UK Department of Health.
The Indian women’s team will leave for the UK on June 2 with a men’s team led by captain Virat Kohli on a chartered flight.
Members of the Indian men’s team, including Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah and Rishabh Pant, have made the first use of the COVID-19 vaccine at various centers in the country.
Players are expected to take their second dose of Kovishield in the UK.
Kohli and Co. will face New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton on 18 June followed by a five-Test series against England.