Indian Premier League is all set to start and cheer up its audience amid this deadly pandemic. This year the IPL will be played in UAE and for the much awaited league the players have started arriving in Dubai. Restricted to their rooms for six days after arrival, players spent their opening day talking to each other through ‘balconies’ besides following a fitness plan handed out by the teams’ trainers.
As per the BCCI SOP, testing will be done on day 1, 3 and 6 and after that teams can start training for the league, beginning September 19.
Since no one is allowed to step out of the room in the six-day isolation period, players made full use of their dedicated balconies to speak to each other but following all social distancing guidelines.
Royals pacer Jaydev Unadkat also posted a video on social media, covering his first morning in Dubai. Going by the video, he has an air cycle in his room to keep him in shape and he used the outdoor area for his Yoga session.
Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians left for UAE on Friday. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad players will leave India over the weekend.
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab players have already arrived while players of Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians eft for UAE on Friday. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad players will leave India over the weekend.
IPL 2020 will take place in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November. IPL final will be played on Tuesday, 10 November.