Dubai, August 21
Restricted to their rooms for six days, gamers who’ve landed within the UAE for the IPL spent their opening day speaking to one another by way of balconies in addition to following a health plan handed out by the groups’ trainers.
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab gamers arrived in Dubai on Thursday night whereas Kolkata Knight Riders landed in Abu Dhabi within the night time.
While Royals’ squad accomplished its Day 1 testing as per the BCCI’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on the airport itself, KXIP went for a repeat take a look at on Friday.
As per the BCCI SOP, testing will probably be executed on Day 1, three and 6 and after that groups can begin coaching for the league, starting September 19.
Since nobody is allowed to step out of the room within the six-day isolation interval, gamers made full use of their devoted balconies to talk to one another however following all social distancing pointers.
The Royals have demarcated the out of doors space which a participant can not use if his subsequent door teammate too is outdoors.
“The players can use the outdoor area alternately. For example, I can’t be in the balcony when the player next door too is outside but I can be out with the player in the following room,” a workforce supply instructed PTI.
KXIP gamers can speak to their speedy neighbour whereas utilizing the balcony however the warmth in Dubai would guarantee they do it in daytime.
Royals’ pacer Jaydev Unadkat additionally posted a video on social media, protecting his first morning in Dubai. Going by the video, he has an air cycle in his room to maintain him in form and he used the out of doors space for his Yoga session.
Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians left for the UAE on Friday. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad gamers will depart India over the weekend. PTI