The second round of this year’s IPL season (IPL 2021) will start on September 19 in the UAE. The first match will be between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
Dubai, September 14: The second round of this year’s IPL season (IPL 2021) will start on September 19 in the UAE. The first match will be between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. But two key players of the Mumbai Indians, Quinton De Kock and Kieron Pollard, are currently playing in the second tournament. Pollard is playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final and Quinton Decock is playing in the third T20 in Sri Lanka vs South Africa. Both players will leave for the UAE after the final match on Tuesday. The quarantine period of 6 days is required to be completed upon arrival in the UAE, but there is now less than 6 days left for the first match. According to sources, the IPL franchises have jointly sent two special charter planes for players playing in the CPL final and Sri Lanka. After the match, the players will leave for the UAE for the IPL. ANI has reported about this. Chennai have Faf Duplessis, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir in the CPL and Lungi Engidi in the series against Sri Lanka. Mumbai’s Kieran Pollard is playing in the CPL and Quinton Decock in Sri Lanka. All these players will have to be quarantined for two days after coming from UAE. The players will join the IPL team after completing the two-day quarantine period. The six-day quarantine rule will not apply to these players due to the bubble to bubble transfer. Players will be isolated in a hotel room immediately upon arrival in the UAE. The corona of the players will be tested on the second day after this. They will be able to join the team only after the report of the corona test is negative. So Pollard and Decock will both be available to play their first match after the Corona Test comes negative.
A different rule for those coming from EnglandThe players of the Indian team, on the other hand, came to the UAE from England, so a different rule of corona was imposed for them. While in England, Team India’s players were in a soft bubble. In this the players were relieved in the corona rules. So they had to be quarantined for six days as soon as they arrived in the UAE.