Australian gamers may have 6-day quarantine upon arrival from UK: Simons

Dubai, September 13

Australian cricketers like Steve Smith and David Warner should stay in isolation for six days after arrival within the UAE for the IPL regardless of having frolicked at bio-secure bubble within the UK, in accordance with Chennai Super Kings bowling marketing consultant Eric Simons.

Smith (Rajasthan Royals), Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Australia team-mate Josh Hazlewood (CSK) will head straight to the UAE from the UK after the third and closing ODI in opposition to England on Wednesday. They have been in a bio-secure bubble all through the limited-overs sequence in England.

But Simons mentioned there might be no leniency and the Australians in all chance should serve a minimal of six days in quarantine earlier than integrating with their squads.               

“We are hearing — although it’s not confirmed yet — that they will also have to self-isolate in their rooms for six days and produce negative tests on the first, third and sixth days before they can join us,” Simons wrote in his column for ‘Manners on Cricket’ web site.

“We had hoped that they could all move from their current bio-secure bubbles into ours but it seems likely that there will be no ‘leniency’, which is understandable. Apart from our brilliant Indian players, led by the ageless MS Dhoni, we do have Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi in full training so there’s no shortage of talent.”      

The Australian cricketers are anticipated to reach within the UAE on September 17, simply two days earlier than the beginning of the 13th version of the world’s richest T20 event in Abu Dhabi.

Simons additionally mentioned that the CSK gamers should put on a wise well being monitoring system every time they step out of lodge rooms.

“We were issued with tracking devices to be worn around our necks whenever we left our hotel rooms but our physiotherapist has been very creative in turning them into ‘watches’ so at least that doesn’t feel restrictive,” mentioned the previous South African coach.

Since their arrival within the UAE, CSK has been hit onerous by COVID-19 with the workforce reporting as many as 13 constructive circumstances, together with two gamers. PTI

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