KKR to get Russell, Narine from beginning of IPL
Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will end on September 10. So, many people were worried about Andre Russell and Sunil Narine’s participation in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
The question was whether the duo would be available from the first match for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). According to sources, Russell, Narine and KKR coach Brendon McCullum will arrive in the UAE by September 13. The Caribbean stars of the KKR can be seen playing from the first match.
None of the foreign cricketers from the KKR camp are coming to India. They are flying to UAE from their own country. Pat Cummins of Australia and Tom Banton of England will arrive in the country by August 25. Eoin Morgan can join the camp after playing T20 series against Pakistan.
On Friday, KKR have finalized the list of 24 cricketers. They will be kept in the bio-safety zone at the Abu Dhabi Hotel. However, before flying out of the country, everyone will be tested once. It is rumored that it will be fixed by next week, when everyone will do their tests. Foreign cricketers can bring test reports from their own country.
After reaching that country, they will be tested twice more before getting off at the airport and entering the hotel. Tests will be held every five days while in the UAE. Cricketers will be allowed to enter the biological safety zone only if the result is negative. If the result is negative, there is no mandatory rule to stay in quarantine.
However, the KKR camp may decide to stay in quarantine for seven days to raise awareness. Although it depends on the situation. KKR will start the camp as soon as they reach in UAE.