IPL 2020: What teams are doing before the big event
Published on August 23, 2020 at 13.25
Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad teams have departed for the UAE ahead of the Indian Premier League's 13th edition scheduled to be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. The players on Saturday underwent Covid-19 tests before leaving for the UAE.
On Sunday, the teams posted videos on social media, in which cricketers are seen in animated discussions. Some players from the Delhi Capitals go on to reveal their excitement. "Arrived at the Mumbai Airport," DC captioned the post.
The Delhi Capitals' Indian players had assembled at Mumbai, and took Covid-19 tests on Saturday.
After the results of the tests came back negative, the entire unit departed for the UAE.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad handle further had a special mention in store for Manish Pandey. "How does it feel to see the boys back in? PS: Watch out for @manishpandeyinsta's cameo," read the Instagram post.
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Kings XI Punjab have already reached the UAE for the upcoming edition of the IPL.
As per the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), the BCCI has already told the franchises that the players have to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine period after arriving in the UAE.
As per SOPs issued by the BCCI, the players have to undergo RT-PCR tests on Day 1, 3, and 6 of the quarantine phase and then they will be entering the bio-bubble provided they test negative on all three occasions.
The 13th edition of the IPL will be played for 53 days, from September 19 to November 10, across three venues -- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.
The final match is scheduled to be played on a weekday, i.e. Tuesday, for the first time in the history of the T20 tournament.
This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual.