IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Shares Photos of Players Arriving To Begin Quarantine Ahead Of Training Camp

IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders Shares Photos of Players Arriving To Begin Quarantine Ahead Of Training Camp

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo- KKR Twitter)

The two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players began gathering in Kolkata for their pre-IPL 2021 edition training camp. Apart from players, the support staff of the KKR team has also begun arriving to prepare for the 14th edition of the IPL.

According to the latest BCCI SOPs, all the IPL 14 participants will go under the seven-day quarantine before stepping out on the field for starting training from next week. This meant that the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have begun checking-in at ITC Grand Central Hotel for the mandatory week-long quarantine.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 2021 Auction
Kolkata Knight Riders. Image Credits: Twitter

The IPL 2021 begins from April 9 onwards and the final will be played on May 30. The whole tournament will be played at six venues across the country- Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad, which will also host the playoffs and the final of the IPL 14. Also, no teams will play a single match at their home grounds, given the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the country.

IT’S QUARANTIME And The #Knights Are Checking In For The Season: KKR Post On Twitter

The two-time IPL champions posted photos of wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, assistant coach Abhishek Nayar, fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti and batsman Rahul Tripathi arriving for the start of the quarantine on Sunday. They will stay in their hotel rooms for seven-day quarantine before beginning their practice next week.

The team’s first match is in Chennai against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11. Dinesh Karthik had given up KKR’s captaincy mid-way into the IPL 2020 in the UAE, with the team management giving the captaincy to England’s Eoin Morgan, who will also lead the KKR in the upcoming IPL 2021.

Dinesh Karthik, KKR, Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: BCCI)

“IT’S QUARANTIME and the #Knights are checking in for the season! The beginning of the camp is just around the corner…#KKR #HaiTaiyaar #IPL2021,” read KKR’s caption to the post.

None of the teams will play at their home venues, and KKR will play their group-stage matches in Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bengaluru.

The KKR team also confirmed the arrival of their West Indies players Andre Russell and Sunil Narine for the IPL 2021 as well, posting photos of them.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kolkata Knight Riders (@kkriders)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kolkata Knight Riders (@kkriders)

Also Read: Virat Kohli Will Have Some Fun Over The Next Few Months Opening The Batting – Michael Vaughan