The first International cricket in India after the COVID-19 outbreak is going to begin in February The India-England series will comprise four Tests, five Twenty20 matches, and three One-Day International matches. The four-Test series will be commencing on 5th February at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The 2nd test also, scheduled to start from 13th February will also take place in the same venue. The interesting part of the coming India-England series is that both the teams have already started their 5-day quarantine period from 27th January. This is going to be the first notable sports event in the post-COVID-19 outbreak. The players will be in quarantine for a week after reaching Chennai and they will three day’s training ahead of the first Test. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Rory Burns who were not part of England's s recent tour to Sri Lanka have arrived in Chennai on Sunday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has booked Leela Palace in Chennai for the two teams where they will have to be in quarantine. The players will not be allowed to step out of their respective rooms during this seven-day quarantine period. All the cricketers will have to undergo COVID-19 tests thrice over three days. The last two Tests have been scheduled to be staged in Motera in Ahmedabad from February 24 to 28th February, and from 4th March to 8th March respectively. All the five Twenty20 International matches will take place at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, starting 12th March while the 5th T20I ending on 20th March. According to the ODI schedule in the India-England series, all three ODIs will be played in Pune. The ODI will start from 23rd March and the ODI series will be over on 28th March.