The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have decided to pool in and bring the players currently participating in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021) and the Sri Lanka-South Africa series to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of the resumption of the IPL 2021.
It is being said that two charter planes will carry the players, like Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, and Quinton de Kock, from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka to the UAE for the upcoming remainder of the IPL 2021.
Earlier, the IPL franchises made their respective arrangements with assistance from the BCCI to get Indian players from England to the UAE for the second half of the IPL 2021, resuming on September 19.
A source close to the developments confirmed to ANI: “The teams have decided to pool in and get the players to UAE from the CPL as well as Sri Lanka. While one charter plane will carry the players from CPL, one will carry players who participated in the Sri Lanka-South Africa series in the Island Nation.”
Meanwhile, the players coming from the CPL 2021 and the South Africa-Sri Lanka series will undergo two-day isolation before they join their respective teams' bio-bubbles in the UAE, as there is no need for 6-day quarantine due to bubble to bubble transfer.
The source told added, “The players coming in from the bubbles in CPL and from the SA-SL series will undergo two days of isolation. They will come in and go into their rooms on the first day, they will then get tested the next day and once the results come in, they will join the squad members in the bubble.”
The IPL 14 will resume on September 19 with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai, UAE.
Noteworthy, everyone associated with the IPL 2021 needs to follow the 46-page health advisory by the BCCI in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the league in the UAE after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indian in May.
(With ANI Inputs)