Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday arrived in the UAE for the IPL starting September 19, setting the ball rolling for an occasion that numerous imagined would not consider area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Royals and KXIP landed in Dubai through a charter flight, which will be the norm this IPL due to the ongoing wellness crisis. A small later on in the evening, Kolkata Knight Riders arrived in Abu Dhabi, their base for the tournament.
The gamers, who had been presently examined many instances ahead of departure, will now undergo a 6-day isolation time period with testing on days one, three and six. If they clear all the exams, they will be eligible to enter the tournament’s bio-bubble and start off coaching.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) August 20, 2020
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) August 20, 2020
Subsequently, the gamers and help employees will be examined every single fifth day of the tournament.
All 3 teams posted images of their gamers and help employees ahead of departure. The Royals squad was completely covered in protective gear.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 20, 2020
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will arrive in the UAE on Friday whilst the other two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals, will land more than the weekend.
Sixty video games will be played more than 53 days across 3 venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In 2014, UAE had hosted the IPL partially due to the basic elections in India.
The postponement of the T20 Globe Cup in Australia produced a window for the IPL, which was supposed to consider area in March-Might ahead of the BCCI postponed it indefinitely due to the pandemic.