World’s biggest T20 league i.e. Indian Premier League is all set for its 13th edition after an inevitable delay of almost 6 months. The tournament, this year, will be played behind closed doors in the wake of Corona Virus. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is also all geared up to stage the cricket carnival 2020 from 19th September to 10th November in the UAE.
In the next few days, all the IPL franchises will reach UAE for the IPL 2020. For RCB, their 3 Overseas players like AB De Villiers, Chris Morris and Dale Steyn will join the team on August 22, according to reports of ESPNCRICINFO.
England and Australia players may not miss the start of IPL 2020
“For the players landing after the England and Australia series, on September 17, that is very close to our matches,” Churiwala said. “The BCCI have also issued very detailed SOPs and procedures to be followed by these players in terms of their participation.
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“What the SOPs say very clearly [is] that they can participate without quarantine, provided they satisfy certain very stringent conditions. And they’re very, very stringent. Very clearly after the players have played the [international] series, they have to continue to be in the biosecure bubble. Right from the biosecure bubble, they have to go straight to the charter flight without getting into the extensive migration procedures, and without getting in touch with the general public.”
“Given that they [England, Australia players] are already serving a bio-bubble requirement, it will be an extended bio-bubble for them as and when they land. Under no circumstances are BCCI or franchise owners saying we will compromise on the procedures,” Sanjeev Churiwala, RCB’s chairman
“All these players will be travelling by exclusive charter flights. They will undergo tests before arrival and if everything is [fine], they’ll be fit to play the game. If not, of course, they will have to quarantine and have to undergo three rounds of tests before participating.”
“Barring English and Australian players, most of players would be available on time for the games. We’ll have to see the exact schedule of the matches and to what extent our English, Australian players can participate. We just hope they don’t breach any of the bio-bubble procedure requirements, so that they can make themselves available as and when we start our first match.”