Baidurjo Bhose is the author of this piece. 6 August (ANI): New Delhi [India]: With the COVID-19 issue in mind, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has instructed all eight teams to ensure that every player travelling to the UAE for the rest of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is completely vaccinated before leaving the country.
Sources familiar with the situation verified the same to ANI. “We’ve been informed that everyone travelling should have finished both vaccination doses so that there are no issues once the teams arrive in the UAE. Before teams can begin training, they will most likely be quarantined for seven days “According to the source.
The BCCI revealed the itinerary for the remainder of the IPL 2021, which would be hosted in the United Arab Emirates, last month. Over the course of 27 days, a total of 31 matches will be played.
The 14th season, which was postponed in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue on September 19 in Dubai, with a showdown between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
After that, the action will transfer to Abu Dhabi, where the Kolkata Knight Riders will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore. On September 24, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah’s first match. There will be 13 matches in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.
While the BCCI has announced that England players will be available for the league’s return in the UAE, Australia’s Pat Cummins, who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is expected to miss the UAE leg.
The bowler has revealed he hasn’t decided whether or not to participate in the IPL 2021, but admits it will be “difficult” to travel to the UAE and compete in the lucrative competition.
“I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend the IPL at this time. I haven’t made a formal decision yet. My girlfriend, on the other hand, is expecting a baby in the middle of the IPL. At the moment, there is a travel limitation to get back to Australia, you had to do 2 weeks quarantine,”.