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The Rajasthan Royals will be the most affected due to the 6-day quarantine period. It includes big names such as Joffra Archer, Jose Butler and Steve Smith. (File break)
- England and Australia players leave for Manchester UAE on 17 September, they will join their teams from 23 September
- The IPL will be played from 19 September to 10 November in three UAE cities – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Players from Australia and England have demanded from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly that their quarantine period should be reduced from 6 to 3 days upon arrival in the UAE. So that he can connect with his team as soon as possible.
The IPL consists of 21 players from Australia and England, who are currently playing in the one-day series between the two countries. All players will leave for Manchester UAE on 17 September. They will be able to join their respective teams from 23 September. The IPL will begin on September 19.
Quoting a board source, the news agency said that a senior player from England and Australia has written a letter to the BCCI president to reduce the quarantine period. This is what all players want. Who is going to UAE for IPL by playing ODI series from England.
Players playing in bio-secure environment
The players believe that they are in a bio-secure environment during the one-day series. At the same time, his corona test is being done after every five days. Under the rules of the England and Wales Cricket Board, housekeeping people also cannot enter the room. In such a situation, the quarantine period should be relaxed. The officer also said that he would not be exempted.
Kolkata Knight Riders will not be affected
Only the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL will not be affected by the 6-day quarantine period of players from England and Australia. While other teams may face trouble with this. KKR is scheduled to play their first match against Mumbai Indians on 23 September. KKR's roster includes Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins (the other two being Andre Russell and Sunil Narine). At least two of these players will remain in the playing eleven.
Rajasthan Royals will be most affected
The Rajasthan Royals will be the most affected due to the 6-day quarantine period. It includes big names such as Joffra Archer, Jose Butler and Steve Smith. At the same time, Ben Stokes is also out of the first half of the tournament due to his father's illness. Rajasthan Royals' first match is on September 22 against Chennai Super Kings.
At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad will also have to play their first match without Captain David Warner. At the same time, he will also miss Johnny Bairstow. Sunrisers Hyderabad are scheduled to play their first match on 21 September against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Super Kings will also face Josh Hazlewood and Sam Karan in their opening match.