All eight franchise teams have reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL is scheduled to be played in the UAE this year due to Kovid-19. Under the Safety Protocol of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), all franchise teams have to undergo a mandatory six-day isolation, meanwhile, a bad news for the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise teams. According to the rules of UAE city of Abu Dhabi, these two teams will have to pass a further seven-day quarantine period before the IPL comes into the bio-secure circle.
KKR arrived on 20 August while the Mumbai Indians team reached Abu Dhabi on 21 August. The teams whose quarantine period is over are in Dubai and their players have started outdoor training. The quarantine period in Abu Dhabi has been reduced to 14 days, so the teams of Mumbai Indians and KKR may have to spend a few more days locked in the hotel room. An official of Mumbai Indians told Inside Sport, ‘We have asked the BCCI to look into this issue. We were told that the quarantine period would be 7 days, but we are now finding out that according to the local rule here it will be 14 days. ‘
The IPL schedule is also eagerly awaited by franchise teams and fans. The IPL schedule may be released later this week. It is being said that the league can be divided into three parts, so that teams have to travel at least.
First part: Abu Dhabi – 21 matches
Second part: Dubai – 21 matches
Third part: Sharjah – 14 matches
Teams may have to return to Dubai for playoff matches, although no clear picture has been revealed yet. IPL GC chairman Brijesh Patel and Hemang Amin will meet some UAE officials before releasing the final schedule.
The players, who have come to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), starting on September 19 amid the global outbreak of the corona virus, are to spend seven days in quarantine. Players and officials gradually prepare for the tournament preparations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ) Have arrived, but they are facing many restrictions here due to strict rules regarding corona. A week-long quarantine will be followed by a covid-19 trial of players and officials. Only after coming negative in this, they will be allowed to practice on the field. The family of the players is also not with them this time and in such a situation the next few days are going to be challenging for them.
Players and officials are strictly prohibited from leaving the hotel room after arriving in the UAE. In such a situation, players are making fitness videos from their hotel rooms and uploading them on social media during the seven-day quarantine.
Shreyas Iyer, captain of IPL franchise team Delhi Capitals, has shared a video on his Instagram account. In this, he can be seen doing dumbbell exercises in both his hands. He captioned, “It’s not that easy, it makes you better.”
At the same time, Delhi Capitals lead batsman Ajinkya Rahane has also shared the video of the practice. This video of him has been shared by the Delhi Capitals team on their Twitter handle. In this one minute video Rahane can be seen doing pushups, picking up dumbbells besides hitting dips. ‘Strength and conditioning coach Rajinikanth Sivaganam of Delhi Capitals is monitoring the practice of the players.
Let us know that on Tuesday, Delhi Capitals appointed former Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris as the bowling coach of the team. The current bowling coach of the team, James Hopes, will not be able to join the team this time due to personal reasons, due to which the team has given this responsibility to Harris. Harris will serve on the Delhi team’s coaching staff along with Ricky Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Samuel Badri, and Vijay Dahiya.
List of players of Delhi Capitals team:
Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Akshar Patel, Hershal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Chemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichane, Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy, Enrich Nortje , Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Tusshar Deshpande, Marcus Stoinis and Lalit Yadav.