- Indian players are currently on tour of England
- The second half of IPL will be held from 19
- Maximum 13 matches will be played in Dubai
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah and batsman Suryakumar Yadav have reached Abu Dhabi for the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). All three players reached here with their families by chartered flight.
Mumbai Indians gave information about the players reaching Abu Dhabi on their official Twitter handle. All the players will now have to spend time in Quarantine for 6 days.
Mumbai Indians issued a statement on Saturday saying, ‘Mumbai Indians flew to Abu Dhabi with their three Indian players Captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav. . All three reached with their families in the morning and would be quarantined for 6 days under the IPL guidelines.
The Indian team was currently playing a Test series with the hosts on the tour of England. After the cancellation of the fifth and final Test to be played in Manchester, all the IPL franchises have started calling their players from London to the UAE.
The franchise said, ‘Before leaving, the RT PCR test of all the members came negative. After reaching Abu Dhabi again RT PCR test was done and its report also came negative.
The first half of IPL 2021 was held in India. This T20 league was postponed indefinitely on 4 May after the Corona breach in a tight bio bubble. The UAE leg of the IPL will start from September 19. The first match will be between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
The first match in Sharjah will be between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on 24 September. 13 matches will be played in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah and 8 matches in Abu Dhabi.