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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians to arrive in Abu Dhabi today

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Published on August 21, 2020 at 11.50

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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.
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The cash-rich league will be staged in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 after the disturbing rise in Covid-19 cases in India forced Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to look for an alternative venue.
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The UAE, having staged the first phase of the 2014 IPL, won the rights to host the most popular T20 league in the world.
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Mumbai Indians, the four-time champions, shared images of their players as they boarded the flight from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi on Friday.
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On Thursday, Rajasthan Royals, who won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2008, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, arrived in the UAE for the tournament.
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The players and staff of all the teams are required undergo Covid-19 tests upon their arrival at the UAE airports before being put in a six-day quarantine.
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Once they complete the six-day quarantine, teams can start their training sessions in the UAE for the tournament.
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The ICC Academy in Dubai and Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will provide the teams with world-class facilities to prepare the players for the big tournament in the UAE.

Photos: Juidin Bernard/KT and Mumbai Indians/Twitter
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