Fri. Dec 4th, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Chennai Super Kings gamers are leaving for the UAE from Chennai on Friday as they gear up for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 which will be played from September 19 to November ten. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja had been spotted sporting CSK’s yellow as they had been heading to the Chennai airport earlier these days.

MS Dhoni, who announced his global retirement on August 15, was spotted with a clean-shaven search as he smiled for the shutterbugs. Ravindra Jadeja, who reached Chennai on Thursday, also joined the batch of CSK gamers who will be landing in the UAE on Friday. A number of of the gamers had been sporting customised masks as they gear up to reside cricket in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

CSK had a five-day instruction camp in Chennai which ended on Thursday. It was all through the instruction camp that Dhoni announced his retirement from global cricket. Suresh Raina also followed suit as he stunned the cricket fraternity by bringing the curtains down on his occupation.

Earlier in the day, CSK opener Shane Watson took to social media to share a glimpse of his reside in isolation in the UAE. Watson has been offered a hotel area in Dubai with a see of the Burj Khalifa as he grew to become one particular of the 1st from the franchise to arrive in the UAE.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will join the crew in UAE a week later on due to personalized factors whilst the likes of Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi will land in the UAE in the 1st week of September. Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner will head to the UAE just after finishing their Caribbean Premier League commitments as the tournament ends on September ten.

RCB to arrive in the UAE on Friday

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore took to social media to share a photograph of their gamers from a UAE-bound chartered plane. Nevertheless, captain Virat Kohli was missing in the photograph.

Earlier on Thursday RCB chairman Sajeev Churiwala explained there is strain on the franchise as they have not managed to win a title still.

Gamers will be in isolation for six days just after they attain the UAE. All gamers, domestic and overseas, will have to undergo five exams prior to coming into the biosecure bubble, the BCCI had explained in its Typical Working Method (SOP) document. Gamers and help personnel will have to undergo exams every single 5th day just after coming into the biosecure bubble.

Just after two prosperous COVID-19 PCR exams, 24 hrs apart, gamers will be permitted to fly to the UAE. Gamers will be place up in hotels and will be in quarantine all through which they will give three additional Covid-19 exams in excess of six days.



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