new Delhi: The England and Australia (ENG-AUS) cricketers who joined the IPL 2020 have requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). That the quarantine period of the players of these teams should be reduced to half after arriving in the UAE for the tournament, so that all these players are available for selection in the team in the initial matches of the IPL. In fact, in the current series between England and Australia, a total of 21 players from these two countries will be brought to the United Arab Emirates by chartered plane on September 17, after which they will be kept in quarantine for 6 days. After that these players will be present for the selection process on 23 September. While the first match of IPL 13 (IPL 13) is to be played on 19 September.
Letter written to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
In fact, according to reports, a batsman famous for making big shots has requested BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on behalf of these players that the separation period should be reduced to three days. Ganguly is in the UAE along with other board officials to oversee the preparations for the tournament. He could not get a response in this matter, but a board source said that such a demand has been made. The source said on the condition of confidentiality that yes, the BCCI President has received a request. It can be written through a single player, but it makes all the players of England and Australia coincidentally. These players feel that they are already in a bio-bubble in Australia and then Britain. In such a situation, it would be logical that they be allowed to enter from one bio-bubble to another. Not all of them have come in contact with anyone outside the bio-bubble.
This is how the ECB is looking after England-Australia players
According to the source, the players stayed at the Hilton Hotel in both Southampton and Manchester, which is a part of the stadium. He is being tested every fifth day and even on the day of his departure from Britain. There will be an investigation on the first and third days of reaching here. He told that if you look at the security arrangements of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the cleaners are also not allowed to enter the players’ rooms. Apart from this, they will come by a chartered plane but not commercial. He did not say whether this request would be accepted or not, but said that his fact is strong that he wants to enter from one bio-bubble to another.
These IPL teams will be affected
All the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be affected by this six-day separation rule. KKR’s first match is against Mumbai Indians (MI) on 23 September. The biggest loss will be Rajasthan Royals (RR), who are already feeling the lack of Ben Stokes. If the rules do not change, Joffra Archer, Jose Butler and Steve Smith will not be part of the team for the opening match. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have to play the first match without captain David Warner without their partner Johnny Bairstow in the opener. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will not get the services of Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curren in the first two matches.