IPL 2020: Cummins, Morgan, and Banton join KKR in UAE; will remain in 6-day isolation

The trio are the last overseas players to join Kolkata Knight Riders.

Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton | Twitter

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) overseas recruits Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, and Tom Banton joined the franchise in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, confirmed the franchise on Twitter. As seen in the pictures, the players took complete measures to avoid any chance of getting infected by the COVID-19.

They are the last three overseas players for Knight Riders to join the franchise before they play their first game against Mumbai Indians on September 23.

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"Cummins, Morgan, Banton - All aboard. The last three have safely arrived in #AbuDhabi for #Dream11IPL," wrote KKR.

As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, the trio, who joined the franchise in Abu Dhabi after England vs Australia limited-overs series, will remain in isolation for six days.

For the other 18 players from six teams, who travelled to Dubai, the quarantine period would be for 36 hours.

Knight Riders don't want to take any risk before the tournament. Cummins, Morgan, and Banton will undergo three rounds of testing during the six-day period and they need to test negative. The other 18 players are likely to undergo only two rounds of testing.


By Sihyeu Singh - 18 Sep, 2020

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