Kings XI Punjab, KKR, Royals land in UAE, set ball rolling for bio-secure IPL

Dubai, August 20

Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday arrived within the UAE for the IPL starting September 19, setting the ball rolling for an occasion that many thought wouldn’t happen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royals and KXIP landed in Dubai through a constitution flight, which would be the norm this IPL as a result of ongoing well being disaster. Slightly later within the night, Kolkata Knight Riders arrived in Abu Dhabi, their base for the event.

The gamers, who have been already examined a number of occasions earlier than departure, will now endure a six-day isolation interval with testing on Day 1, three and 6. If they clear all of the checks, they are going to be eligible to enter the event’s bio-bubble and begin coaching.

Subsequently, the gamers and assist workers might be examined each fifth day of the event.

All three groups posted footage of their gamers and assist workers earlier than departure. The Royals squad was totally coated in protecting gear.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will arrive within the UAE on Friday whereas the opposite two groups – Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals – will land over the weekend.

Sixty video games might be performed over 53 days throughout three venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

In 2014, the UAE had hosted the IPL partially as a result of common elections in India.

The postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia created a window for the IPL, which was initially scheduled to be held in March-May earlier than the BCCI postponed it indefinitely as a result of pandemic. PTI


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