No One Team Can Go UAE Till 20 August          

No One Team Can Go UAE Till 20 August

No one team can go UAE till 20 August. The IPL governing council has reportedly asked the franchises and other stakeholders to delay travelling to UAE by approximately one week. According to a report in the Times of India, this is being done to help put Covid-19 protocols in place for this year's edition of the league, which was delayed due to the pandemic.



We see logic in BCCI’s decision. They have to put certain protocols in place and coordinate with the UAE government to ensure that they will be followed to the ‘T’. For instance, we’ll be travelling by road between cities – Dubai to Sharjah to Abu Dhabi. So, will we be checked at all departure and entry points? How will two franchises – who have their separate bio-secure bubbles – coordinate with each other’s protocols on match days? BCCI has a lot on its hands and they can expect our full cooperation," team officials told TOI.



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.





Now the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it clear to the IPL franchises that no team can leave for UAE before 20 August.The Chennai Super Kings official also told that the visa process of the team players will be started only after ge


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POINTS TABLE

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts

CSK 14 0 0 0 0 0

HYD 14 0 0 0 0 0

MI   14 0 0 0 0 0

KKR 14 0 0 0 0 0

DC   14 0 0 0 0 0

RCB 14 0 0 0 0 0

RR   14 0 0 0 0 0