New Delhi, August 13
Indian Premier League (IPL) groups are planning to take their very own observe bowlers to the United Arab Emirates because the bio-secure ‘bubble’ surrounding the T20 event prevents them from utilizing native cricketers, franchise officers informed Reuters.
The IPL was scheduled to start in late March however was indefinitely postponed as a result of novel coronavirus outbreak earlier than being switched to the UAE earlier this month.
Strict bio-security measures are being put in place for the 53-day event, which begins on September 19, and the IPL’s eight groups must organize their very own internet bowlers whereas sustaining the league’s well being protocols.
“We’re planning to take around 8-10 net bowlers,” mentioned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Chief Executive Kasi Viswanathan.
“We have a list of players from Tamil Nadu to pick from and most of them will be First-Class cricketers.”
CSK would maintain a coaching camp in Chennai from Sunday earlier than flying to the UAE on August 21, he added.
Kings XI Punjab Chief Executive Satish Menon confirmed they too would fly with their very own set of internet bowlers.
“Around seven of them will join the players in Delhi and Bangalore before we leave on the 20th,” he informed Reuters.
Delhi Capitals mentioned they have been but to finalise what number of internet bowlers they’d take when the gamers fly out subsequent week.
“We haven’t made a decision on how many, but there will be net bowlers travelling with us,” Chief Executive Dheeraj Malhotra informed Reuters.
Kolkata and Rajasthan franchises can even observe swimsuit, based on native media studies.
However, Rajasthan must fly with out fielding coach Dishant Yagnik, who has examined constructive for COVID-19. He should return 5 damaging outcomes – two in India and three within the UAE – earlier than he can rejoin the facet.
Punjab dismissed media studies that batsman Karun Nair had not too long ago recovered after contracting COVID-19.
“He had some mild fever, that’s all. Nothing to do with coronavirus. He’s perfectly alright,” mentioned franchise CEO Menon.