As members of the England cricket team arrived in Chennai on Wednesday, including captain Joe Root, Google CEO Sundar Pichai welcomed the players on Twitter and wrote, "Welcome to my hometown @engandcricket". He also wished if he would be there to watch the match. "Wish was there for the game, should be a great series," Pichai wrote on the micro-blogging site.
The first two Test matches will be played from February 5- February 9, and February 13- February 17 in Chennai. The first Test will be played at the M A Chidambaram stadium. The 3rd and 4th Test matches will be played in Ahmedabad. Also, all five T20 matches will also be played in the same city.
The two ODIs, which are scheduled to take place on March 23 and March 26, will be played in Pune.
England's all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer had arrived in Chennai on Sunday and are in quarantine.
While a few Indian players including star batsman Rohit Sharma and Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane arrived on Tuesday night, others like Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant, star of the series-clinching victory in the Brisbane Test, also reached on Wednesday morning. Virat Kohli is scheduled to arrive later on Wednesday.
The players of the two teams will be staying at Hotel Leela Palace in a bio-bubble as part of quarantine protocols and will undergo for COVID-19 test.
The players will be quarantined for six days and will start practicing from February 2. Chennai had last hosted a Test match in December 2016 against England.
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