IPL Teams Arrived in UAE          


IPL Teams Arrived in UAE

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Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders - arrived in the UAE on Thursday. Last season's champions Mumbai Indians, teams of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will leave for UAE on Friday, other two other teams Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will reach UAE by the end of this week. As per the rules and regulations approved for the tournament, the players and support staff of all the franchises, were all tested multiple times for Covid-19 before their departure. Upon their arrival in the UAE, they will be required to undergo a six-day isolation period, with testing to take place on days 1, 3 and 6. Harbhajan Singh might not travel to Dubai on Friday according to a report in Times of India, Harbhajan has decided not to travel because of his mother’s illness. He will reach Dubai after a week or 10 days. The new player Ajinkya Rahane who joined the Delhi Capitals for the first time said, “There is no doubt that it will be a challenging trip for everyone involved. But like everyone else, I’ve spent these last few months focusing on my physical and mental health, and taking care of my family,”


“So the time I’ve managed to spend with them has put me in a positive frame of mind. However, this IPL will be a very different experience for all of us, and we need to make sure that we are all very positive when we hit the ground running. The key is to take one step at a time.” Fellow Mumbaikar and young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw echoed his teammate’s opinion. “We have spent the past 4-5 months dealing with this pandemic, so everyone is aware of all the do’s and don’ts. We all have been preparing mentally to live and play under such circumstances, and taking all necessary precautions for our safety and well-being,” the 20-year-old said. The BCCI has given a strict warning to everyone, including the players and employees, not to break the rules of bio-secure environment.


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