IPL 2021: BCCI directs six days mandatory quarantine for players coming from UK

IPL 2021: BCCI directs six days mandatory quarantine for players coming from UK

UAE leg of IPL 2021 to kick off on September 19.

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant
Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The final Test between India and England got cancelled owing to some COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp. To further avoid the spread of the virus, the Indian side didn’t take the field in Manchester and the match stood cancelled. It has to be noted that the second phase of  IPL 2021 is just around the corner and franchises are eyeing how to take their players out of the UK.

In the latest turn of development, it has been confirmed by a franchise official that BCCI has directed a mandatory quarantine of six days for players coming from the UK before they join the IPL bubble. It is very obvious that bubble to bubble transfer no longer stands valid as there are already few cases in the Indian camp.

“The BCCI has informed us that every player coming in from the UK to UAE will have to undergo six days of quarantine before they can join the team bubbles. Obviously, the bubble-to-bubble transfer from the UK to UAE no longer stands keeping in mind the current scenario,” a franchise official said as quoted by Latestly.

Talking about several franchises airlifting their players from the UK, RCB stated that they have arranged a charter flight for their skipper Virat Kohli and ace pacer Mohammed Siraj. They will move from the UK to Dubai on Saturday around 11.30 pm. The team source added that the safe transit of players stands at the utmost priority for them.

RCB to arrange charter flights for Kohli and Siraj ahead of UAE leg of IPL

“Yes, we have arranged a charter flight for Virat and Siraj, both of them will be flying out at 11:30 PM UK time on Saturday and they will reach Dubai early Sunday morning. The safe transit of players is the utmost priority for RCB. They will undergo 6-day quarantine there before joining the team bubble,” a team source added.

In the same line, CSK are also trying their best to get their players out of the UK as quickly as possible. CSK’s CEO confirmed that they will move Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur to Dubai on Saturday itself.

“Now that the Test match is off, we are looking to get the CSK boys into Dubai tomorrow,” said Kasi Vishwanathan on Friday.

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