That means those travelling to Dubai will be available to their teams from day one - Dubai has no mandatory quarantine period unless the person tests positive. KKR's players - the team is based in Abu Dhabi - though will need to quarantine for six days under local government rules, but even by that timeframe they should be available for KKR's first match on September 23. The players will all be flown into the UAE on September 17 - a day after the England-Australia series ends - on a chartered flight. … [Read more...] about Kolkata Knight Riders’ England, Australia players available for team’s first match, says Venky Mysore
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“What we did was put a plan together and shared it with the medical team at the IPL,” Mysore said. “We told them, ‘they’re in a bio-secure bubble in UK. What if we brought them on a sanitised charter flight and we took care of all the elements of immigration, testing, contactless stuff and everything to allow them to come right into a bubble here?’ To give credit to IPL, they took it very constructively and they have a written Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for that, which says if you’re coming from a bubble to another bubble, you don’t need the mandatory quarantine period.” … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Players of England, Australia available for KKR’s opening match, confirms franchise CEO Venky Mysore
One hundred thousand pounds and more. But it would still not be too heavy a cost for flying. Seven franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have hired a charter to transport 22 players from Manchester to Dubai. Steve Smith, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan among others will take flight in Manchester after the last game of the England-Australia white-ball series, on September 17, and they will be well in time for their respective IPL openers. The only team that has not participated in the collective effort are Mumbai Indians, but then they are not required to. No player from the ongoing series in England is a member of the Mumbai Indians squad. Efforts have been made in such a way that all players are transported from the England bubble to the IPL bubble so that the required six-day quarantine is exempted. Kolkata Knight Riders, based in Abu Dhabi, will still need their players to undergo sevenday isolation because of the Covid-19 … [Read more...] about Manchester to Dubai in £100,000 air bubble: Teams hire flight for 22 players
There are 14 uncapped players in England's 55-man training party, including Essex batsman Dan Lawrence and Surrey spinner Amar Virdi, though they may have to wait for debuts if the hosts - currently fourth in the World Test Championship - operate at full strength in red-ball cricket. … [Read more...] about What next as West Indies arrive in England for three-Test series?
Morgan and Cummins, who was roped in by KKR for whopping Rs 15.50 crores, will be seen against each other in the three ODIs starting Friday (September 11) at the Old Trafford. The England-Australia ODI series will wrap up on September 16, three days before IPL 2020 starts in the UAE. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders overjoyed as Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins available for first game