Dubai, August 22
It was “steaming” exterior because the South African trio of AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris arrived right here within the wee hours of Saturday to hitch their Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates for the upcoming IPL.
Moved out of India because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 13th version of the T20 league will probably be performed throughout the three venues of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah within the UAE from September 19 to November 10.
The video of their arrival was shared by RCB on their official Twitter deal with.
“I am very excited, very happy to be here. Travelling was a bit different to normal but we have made it here with my South African friends and we are very happy to be back in the RCB family. I am looking forward to my COVID-19 test,” mentioned De Villiers.
And right here it’s RCB followers, the second you’ve all been ready for! 🤩@ABdeVilliers17, @DaleSteyn62 and @Tipo_Morris have joined the staff in Dubai! 😎#PlayBold #TravelDay #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/l0n09ZV5Jb
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 22, 2020
All the Indian gamers from the star-studded Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians touched down within the UAE on Friday for the world’s largest T20 league.
“It’s going to be interesting to play in the heat. We got here like 3 am in the morning and it was steaming outside. Looking forward to what’s it going to be like in a few weeks,” mentioned veteran speedster Steyn.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli made his personal preparations to succeed in Dubai straight from Mumbai following all of the BCCI SOP.
On arrival, Morris mentioned he was feeling a bit nervous.
“It’s been quite a while that we have played the game that we love. So yeah very challenging but we are very excited to get going, a little bit nervous too to be honest,” mentioned Morris.
Considering that the security of the gamers and different members of the travelling get together is the franchise’s high precedence, RCB have booked one total wing of a luxurious lodge, including as much as 150 rooms.
The gamers usually are not allowed to enterprise out of their rooms throughout the six-day isolation interval.
The gamers, who have been already examined a number of occasions earlier than departure, are present process a six-day isolation interval with testing on Days 1, three and 6. If they clear all of the exams, they are going to be eligible to enter the event’s bio-bubble and begin coaching.
Subsequently, the gamers and help employees will probably be examined each fifth day of the event. PTI