The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have received a big boost ahead of the start of the tournament regarding the availability of the players who recently took part in the bilateral series between England and Australia. A total of 21 players landed in UAE from England following the three T20Is and as many ODIs.
Recent reports suggested that the player were set to miss the first game of their respective franchises due to the mandatory six-day quarantine. However, the players will have to undergo just 36 hours of quarantine instead of the earlier prescribed six days.
All the franchises which have English and Australian players had appealed for reducing the quarantine period and the BCCI under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership has been able to successfully sort the issue out with local authorities in the UAE.
“Yes, I can confirm that all the English and Australian players have to now undergo 36-hour quarantine instead of six days. The matter has been sorted and most of the teams will now have their big stars available from the first game itself,” a senior IPL functionary privy to development told PTI.
Here is the list of the players who are coming to UAE from England:
Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith, Andrew Tye, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Billy Stanlake, Jonny Bairstow
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Joshua Phillipe, Moeen Ali
Chennai Super Kings: Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran
Mumbai Indians: Nathan Coulter-Nile
Kolkata Knight Riders: Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan
Delhi Capitals: Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey
Meanwhile, IPL 2020 gets underway on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings in a mouth-watering tournament-opener.
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