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India's IPL stars off to Dubai after second successive negative RT-PCR reports

India’s IPL stars off to Dubai after second successive unfavourable RT-PCR studies | Cricket Information

Manchester/Dubai: The Indian cricketers, contracted to play the Indian Premier League (IPL), left for the UAE in chartered and industrial flights after returning unfavourable RT-PCR checks for the second time in two days. The journey preparations have been made by gamers’ respective franchises.
The gamers started their early departures for the rest of the IPL, beginning September 19, after India’s fifth Take a look at towards England was postponed indefinitely following COVID-19 outbreak within the Indian camp.
The gamers, led by Virat Kohli, refused to take the sphere regardless of testing unfavourable for the virus as they’d apprehensions that taking part in members may contract the virus after assistant physio Yogesh Parmar examined constructive simply forward of the ultimate sport.
“The excellent news is that each one the gamers and assist workers members have now examined unfavourable for the RT-PCR for the second time. The studies arrived late on Friday night and most of them are already on their strategy to Dubai for the IPL,” a senior BCCI official instructed PTI.
“Two non-IPL gamers Abhimanyu Easwaran and Arjan Nagwaswalla will probably be flying out on Monday with the remainder of the assist workers. They are going to be flying to their respective Indian cities by way of Dubai and can take a industrial flight,” the senior official mentioned.
The gamers began departing in clusters — some in constitution flight organized by their franchises like Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderbad whereas Chennai Tremendous Kings cricketers took industrial flight.
“Mumbai Indians flew in three of its Indian contingent members, captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, to Abu Dhabi on a non-public constitution flight. The trio, together with their households, arrived at the moment morning and can now bear six days of laborious quarantine, beginning at the moment as per the IPL’s tips,” MI issued an announcement.
“All members had returned unfavourable RT PCR outcomes earlier than departure. A brand new RT PCR take a look at was undertaken upon arrival at Abu Dhabi, that are unfavourable as properly,” it additionally said.
RCB captain Virat Kohli and his premier pacer Mohammed Siraj additionally took a constitution flight from Manchester. “Conserving the protection and safety of our gamers because the utmost precedence, Royal Challengers Bangalore have organized a particular constitution flight for captain Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj to make sure their protected transit to the UAE.
“The gamers will probably be flying out at 11.30 PM (UK time) on Saturday and can arrive in Dubai early Sunday morning. Each, Virat and Siraj will bear 6-day quarantine in Dubai earlier than becoming a member of the crew bio-secure bubble,” RCB mentioned in a launch.
Harrison himself attended Shastri’s Guide launch
It was learnt late on Friday night that even England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison attended the e-book launch of India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, who received contaminated in the course of the perform and was pressured into quarantine in the course of the fourth Take a look at.
BCCI was peeved on the timing of the occasion in the midst of the sequence because it allowed exterior visitors. It has now been recognized as an excellent spreader with nobody sporting face masks due to rest of guidelines.
Shastri, bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar all examined constructive after the occasion. It was native British paper ‘Night Commonplace’ that reported Harrison’s attendance on August 31, which wasn’t recognized to most individuals.
“Commonplace Sport can reveal that Harrison, the ECB Chief Govt, additionally attended the occasion. He wore a masks all through, besides consuming foods and drinks.”
Nonetheless if the newspaper is to be believed then Harrison apparently “hadn’t seen the visitor listing” and “anticipated a COVID-safe occasion, according to the safer lguidelines that have been laid out for each groups by the ECB this summer time.”

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