Trent Boult, a left-arm fast bowler for the Mumbai Indians, led a trio of New Zealanders who arrived in Chennai on Friday.
Trent Boult, Jimmy Neesham, and Adam Milne of the New Zealand and Mumbai Indians arrived in Chennai on Friday to participate in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. All three players were involved in the limited-overs series against Bangladesh, which took place at home. According to the BCCI’s coronavirus pandemic guidelines, the players must stay in their hotel rooms for a mandatory seven-day quarantine period. Before beginning their practise routine, they must return several negative COVID-19 tests during their quarantine.
The Mumbai Indians’ official twitter account posted pictures of the three players wearing masks with the caption, “National responsibilities have given way to IPL responsibilities. The three of them have arrived in Chennai! Trent, Adam, and Jimmy, please accept our warmest greetings.”
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, all players, management, and support staff (except those who participated in the recently concluded India-England series) will be subjected to several Covid-19 tests during their seven-day quarantine period in their hotel rooms.
They will be allowed to begin their respective proceedings in the bio-bubble after obtaining negative results.
The defending Mumbai Indians are expected to play their first five games in Chennai, according to the schedule. The two-time defending champions will set the tone in the season opener against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 9.
Due to the possibility of the deadly virus spreading, all matches are scheduled to be played without a crowd.
The 60 matches in the IPL 2021 will be held in six cities: Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad, with the final set for May 30 in Ahmedabad.