In fact, Chennai Super Kings have more than 30 players and they definitely need more time to get fitness for match than the rest of the teams. Three of the CSK players MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh have been away from competitive cricket for almost a year. That is why Dhoni who is the captain of Chennai Super Kings wanted to start training by reaching UAE before the other teams.
However, franchises will be allowed to travel with their full squads- which includes a maximum of 24 players - and the sides will be expected to fly in more people as they will require net bowlers, general physicians and the like.
The GC has also stated that family members of players will be allowed to travel as long as they remain in the bio-secure bubble.
"They (players) will be in complete isolation. It can be very depressing. Family members are okay to travel as long as they will be part of the same bio-secure bubble," sources said.