Sat. Sep 19th, 2020
India Today Web Desk

Following a lengthy wait, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Premier Leauge (IPL) 2020 is closer than ever. On August twenty, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders franchises had been the 1st teams to land in the UAE. They had been followed by Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore arriving the UAE on August 21. The final set to attain the 2020 IPL host nation had been the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

All teams had been asked to strictly abide by a set of Conventional Working Procedures (SOPs) that incorporated guidelines for all gamers and assistance personnel to continue to be quarantined for a 6-day time period in Dubai and the teams in Abu Dhabi will have to finish a 14-day quarantine time period.

For the teams set up in Dubai, the quarantine time period ends on Thursday, August 27. And all gamers, numerous of whom had been witnessed indoor coaching in their hotels, will now have entry to outside coaching as teams will begin their pre-season camp tomorrow.

Even though Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders are in quarantine in Abu Dhabi, CSK and RCB will begin their camp in Dubai as the quarantine phase has come to an finish.

In these previous seven days, various gamers together with Bengaluru skipper Virat Kohli, CSK mainstay Suresh Raina and RCB mainstay AB de Villiers, had been witnessed coaching indoors. RCB in truth, shared a video of their skipper turning his hotel balcony into a health club.

De Villiers took to Instagram to submit a photograph of him prepared with his coaching gear and announcing that he is prepared for outside coaching. The Bengaluru-based mostly franchise is going to train in batches, in accordance to their Director of Cricket Mike Hesson.

Rajasthan Royals workforce had been witnessed coaching, on Thursday, immediately after acquiring finished their necessary quarantine time period. The Chennai Super Kings had been the only workforce to have held a coaching camp prior to arriving to the UAE.

The substantially-awaited IPL season kicks off on September 19. This will not be the 1st time that the UAE would be internet hosting the marquee T20 league as the nation had partially hosted the 2014 edition of the IPL due to common elections in India at that time. The thirteenth edition of the IPL, which was initially scheduled to start on March 29, was indefinitely postponed by the BCCI due to COVID-19. It was only immediately after the ICC postponed this year’s ICC Men’s T20 Globe Cup, that the BCCI identified a window to stage the money-wealthy occasion, albeit outdoors the nation.

In this edition, 60 fixtures will be played in a span of 53 days across 3 venues in the UAE – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. As the two teams in Abu Dhabi, namely KKR and Mumbai Indians, have to be in quarantine for a different week, the BCCI are but to release a total routine of the season, the last of which will be held on November ten.

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