IPL 2020: KT lens a hand as teams arrive in UAE
Published on August 21, 2020 at 11.47
The Rajasthan Royals squad, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, arrive in Dubai on Thursday for this season's Indian Premier League. Photo by Juidin Bernard/KT
The 13th edition of the IPL, spanning 53 days, will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10. — Photo: Juidin Bernarrd/KT
Kings XI Punjab too landed in Dubai on Thursday evening.
The players were greeted with ‘Marhaba,’ the traditional Arabic welcome, as they jetted into the country on chartered flights.
Kings XI Punjab were the next to land, while the Kolkata Knight Riders, winners in 2012 and 2014, when the first phase of the tournament was held in the UAE, jetted into Abu Dhabi in the evening.
While the Kolkata Knight Riders jetted into Abu Dhabi later in the evening.
Soon after the teams landed after completing the procedures at the respective airport, they were whisked away to their hotels, as per the safety and security protocols.
Royal Challengers shared image of their players as they boarded the flight to UAE on Friday.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians has left the Indian shores for Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The Rohit Sharma-led team will be the third franchise to arrive in the UAE for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and all-rounder Suresh Raina are among Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad which will travel to the UAE on Friday.
On Twitter, CSK shared the pictures of Dhoni, Raina, bowling consultant L Balaji and Ravindra Jadeja and captioned the post, "#Yellove on the move! #WhistlePodu."
Mumbai Indian's Hardik Pandya arrives in UAE
Rajasthan Royal's Shreyas Gopal does a workout in Dubai.