After many delays, the long-awaited T20 event-IPL 2020 will begin in the UAE on September 19. After the increase in COVID-19 cases in India, the cash-rich leagues had to be transferred to the Gulf countries. Overcoming all obstacles, the thirteenth tournament will provide entertainment for fans after the COVID-19 interruption.
The top T20 Championship will have 56 league games until November 3, after which the top four teams will enter the playoffs. IPL 2020 will begin with the defending Mumbai Indians facing the Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni in the Abu Dhabi opener. All franchise stores are ready, but they are waiting for their Australian stars to join the base.
The Australian cricketers are expected to arrive in the UAE on September 17, two days before the start of the league. However, for safety reasons, they must undergo a six-day quarantine before they can join their respective ranks. According to the Chennai Super Kings bowling consultant Eric Simons, Australian stubborn men like Steve Smith and David Warner will also be caught upon arrival. Isolate for 6 days.
After finishing the ODI series against England, Smith (Rajasthan Royals), Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Josh Hazlewood (CSK) will go straight to the UAE from the UK. In limited activities throughout England, they were also restricted to the biosecurity bubble.
Eric Simons pointed out that for Australians, they will not be lenient, and they have no choice but to accept a six-day quarantine before integrating with their respective IPL franchises.
No leniency: CSK bowling consultant Eric Simons (Eric Simons)
Simmons wrote in the column: “We are hearing-although it has not been confirmed-they still have to self-isolate in the room for six days and conduct negative tests on the first, third and sixth days of joining us.” On the “Cricket Etiquette” website.
“We had hoped that they would all be able to move from the current biosecurity bubble to our bubble, but there does not seem to be a’lenient’ attitude, which is understandable. In addition to our Indian players, we also have Shane Waugh. Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi are all led by the immortal MS Dhoni, so we have no shortage of talents.”
Since arriving in the UAE, CSK led by MS Dhoni has suffered several blows. As many as 13 members, including two players from the CSK task force, recently tested positive for COVID-19. Simmons also revealed that CSK athletes must wear smart health tracking devices every time they leave the hotel room.
He said: “When we left the hotel room, we got tracking devices that we could wear around our necks, but physical therapists are very creative in turning them into “watches”, so at least there is no limit.”
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