new Delhi. A day before the Indian Premier League (IPL) started, all the teams breathed a sigh of relief when England and Australian cricketers playing for them wore PPE kits and landed at Dubai Airport. Earlier there was a cloud of doubt about the arrival of cricketers. Although the services of these cricketers will still not be available in the opening match, but after completing the initial isolation due to the long schedule of 14 matches in the league, all these cricketers will once again dazzle the league.
Cummins, Morgan, Banton – All aboard
– KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 18, 2020
Difficult to identify due to PPE kit
All cricketers have been brought directly to Dubai from the ongoing ‘Bio Secure Bubble’ after the two countries’ series ended in England. All the cricketers were worn with PPE kits so that they could not come in contact with the deadly corona virus for any reason on the way. Identifying the players was also difficult due to the PPE kit. For this reason, after landing their cricketers on Thursday night, the Rajasthan Royals team also asked the question, ‘Four new visitors while sharing their photo with their fans. Can you identify which player is which? ‘ The arrival of cricketers is a relief for the Rajasthan team anyway. These four players are its captain Steve Smith, fast bowler Jofra Archer, all-rounder Tom Curran and Andrew Tye, who have a stronghold of the team’s plans.
Four new arrivals
– Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 17, 2020
Relief for Sunrisers and KKR too
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner (DAVID WARNER) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer at the airport and Pat Cummins, the most expensive cricketer after Virat Kohli in the league, were also identified despite wearing PPE kits Stay involved in cricketers Both teams have breathed peace with their arrival. However, Pat Cummins was to leave for Dubai to Abu Dhabi with England T20 captains Eon Morgan and Tom Banton, where KKR has their base.
Kovid test done at the airport itself, will be in isolation for 36 hours
A total of 21 cricketers from England and Australia arrived in Dubai on a special chartered flight. All of them were RT-PCR tested at the airport itself to check for Covid-19. All these players, however, will have to self-isolate in their hotel room for 36 hours instead of a 6-day isolation period, as this relief is accepted by the Dubai State government for cricketers on the request of the IPL management. Has been done
However, Kolkata Knight Riders cricketers will not get this relief, because the government of Abu Dhabi refused to reduce the isolation period. For this reason six teams of the league made their base in Dubai instead of Abu Dhabi. Only Mumbai Indians and KKR have their base in Abu Dhabi.