The long-awaited IPL 2020 is just around the corner. The opening match between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings is locked on September 19. Due to the current pandemic situation in the country, the entire competition will be held by BCCI in the UAE.
One of the highlights of the cash-rich league is the participation of foreign stars. Many overseas players, including stars from the West Indies, have joined their respective teams.
At the same time, players from England and Australia will have different isolation rules based on their home bases after arriving from England on Thursday. If their COVID-19 test results are negative upon arrival, players based in Dubai will be disqualified from the game. However, according to the “New India Express” report, due to stricter quarantine standards in the capital, players going to Abu Dhabi will have to spend six days in quarantine.
IPL is based in Abu Dhabi in only two respects-the Mumbai Indians and the Calcutta Cavaliers. MI will not be affected by the six-day quarantine rule because they do not have any English/Australian players to join their camp.
KKR will start the IPL 2020 campaign against MI on September 23
However, KKR will have to deal with the absence of Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Pat Cummins. Starting today, the six-day quarantine of these three people will end on September 23. However, all three players will still not be able to participate in the opening match of KKR vs. MI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on September 23.
Earlier, all franchisees with players from England and Australia asked for a shortened quarantine period upon arrival. However, BCCI was able to relax the segregation rules for franchises residing in Dubai. The IPL faction that has been staying in Abu Dhabi has no choice but to let the stars of England and Australia go through a six-day quarantine period.
After the climax of three ODI events, IPL 2020 will finally witness the arrival of several celebrities including Steve Smith, David Warner, Jose Butler and Joefra Archer on Thursday night. All players will undergo RT-PCR testing for COVID-19 after they arrive.
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Last Updated on September 17, 2020