Mumbai Indians' (MI) star players Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav have landed in UAE with their families for the second leg of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. They took a charter flight from Manchester to Abu Dhabi on Saturday (September 11) after the fifth Test against England got cancelled on Friday.
The players and their family members will undergo a six-day quarantine before joining the rest of the squad. The players have tested negative for COVID-19 before taking the charter plane from the United Kingdom.
"Mumbai Indians flew in three of its Indian contingent members, captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, to Abu Dhabi on a private charter flight. The trio, along with their families, arrived today morning and will now undergo 6 days hard quarantine, starting today as per the IPL's guidelines," said Mumbai Indians in an official statement.
"All members had returned negative RT PCR results before departure. A new RT PCR test was undertaken upon arrival at Abu Dhabi, which are negative as well," it added.
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players in Manchester are also expected to land in Dubai on Saturday. The CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told ANI that they are looking to get the players into UAE. "Now that the Test match is off, we are looking to get the CSK boys into Dubai tomorrow," he said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are also arranging a charter flight to get Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj into Dubai on Sunday morning, ahead of the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. They will undergo a 6-day quarantine period before joining the team bubble.
"Yes, we have arranged a charter flight for Virat and Siraj, both of them will be flying out at 11:30 PM UK time on Saturday and they will reach Dubai early Sunday morning. The safe transit of players is the utmost priority for RCB. They will undergo 6-day quarantine there before joining the team bubble," an RCB source told ANI.