Australian players likely to spend 6 days in quarantine
The Australian players, who will be coming to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE after finishing the ODI series will be in quarantine for 6 days.
It was only a couple of days ago when Kolkata Knight Riders (CEO) confirmed that their key English players will be available from the first game and they have to spend six days in quarantine. Now CSK bowling consultant Eric Simmons also gave a hint that the Australia players, who will be coming from England will also spend six days as well.
There are tons of English and Australia players will be coming to play the upcoming edition of IPL. Steve Smith and David Warner are the most key players for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively. Apart from them, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Alexy Carey, Glen Maxwell and few more will also play this season.
The tournament is all set to kick-off on September 19, but the Australian players will be arriving in UAE just two days before the start of the tournament. Simmons has confirmed that there will be no way that any player can get away without spending a quarantine period of less than six days.
“We are hearing – although it’s not confirmed yet – that they will also have to self-isolate in their rooms for six days and produce negative tests on the first, third and sixth days before they can join us.”
“We had hoped that they could all move from their current bio-secure bubbles into ours but it seems likely that there will be no ‘leniency’, which is understandable. Apart from our brilliant Indian players, led by the ageless MS Dhoni, we do have Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi in full training so there’s no shortage of talent,” he said.
The thirteenth edition of the tournament will kick-off with an explosive encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.