Delhi Capitals Rishabh Pant is about to join the team in Dubai. – AFP
Dubai – Besides him, DC has Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel who will also join the DC camp from Manchester
Delhi Capitals star Rishabh Pant is expected to enter the team’s hotel in Dubai on Sunday evening. Like all other Indian players, he too will have to undergo a six-day quarantine before the boys from the UK can join the rest of the squad in their respective squad bubbles.
Speaking to ANI, sources familiar with franchise developments confirmed that Pant will reach the DC Hotel on Sunday night. “Pant arrives in Dubai tomorrow night and will undergo a 6-day quarantine, as will the other players from the UK,” the source said.
Apart from him, DC counts Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel who will also join the DC camp from Manchester.
The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) has informed all franchises that every player coming from the UK will have to undergo six days of strict quarantine before they can join the existing team bubbles in the UAE for the resumption of the game. 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League.
“BCCI informed us on Friday that every player coming from the UK to the UAE will have to undergo six days of quarantine before they can join the squad’s bubbles. Obviously, the bubble-to-bubble transfer from the UK Kingdom in the United Arab Emirates no longer takes into account the current scenario, ”said the official.
With the final test between India and England in Manchester canceled, IPL franchises reached out to charter companies on Friday to transport their players from Manchester to the United Arab Emirates for the cash-rich league takeover.
The 14th season, which was postponed to May this year following the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a successful clash between the Chennai Super Kings and reigning Indian champions Mumbai.
The action will then move to Abu Dhabi where the Kolkata Knight Riders will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sharjah will host its first game on September 24 when the Royal Challengers Bangalore face the Chennai Super Kings. A total of 13 matches will take place in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah and 8 in Abu Dhabi.
The Board of Directors has developed a 46-page health notice that sets out all the advice that everyone associated with the IPL must follow in order to keep the league running smoothly.