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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals to train at ICC Academy in Dubai today

rituraj@khaleejtimes.com Filed on August 26, 2020
After completing their six-day quarantine at One&Only Royal Mirage, the Royals players will finally get to feel the sound of the bat hitting the ball again. (Rajasthan Royals Twitter)

The players will need to follow all the strict health protocols put it place for the tournament

The Rajasthan Royals, who won the first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, will become the first team to start their nets training ahead of the 13th edition of the cash-rich league.

The world's most popular T20 league will be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

The Royals were the first team to arrive for the tournament as they landed at the Dubai International Airport on August 20.

Now after completing their six-day quarantine at One&Only Royal Mirage, the Royals players will finally get to feel the sound of the bat hitting the ball again.

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals to train at ICC Academy in Dubai today (KT25574826.JPG)

The team will train at the state-of-the art ICC Academy in Dubai.

The players will need to follow all the strict health protocols put it place during their training sessions.

The star-studded Royals will be led by Australian superstar Steve Smith. The team also features England's World Cup heroes Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Ben Stokes.

David Miller, the team's other foreign star, arrived in Dubai on Tuesday. But the South African white-ball specialist will be able to join the rest of the squad in training only after completing his six-day quarantine.

And Smith, Stokes, Buttler and Archer are likely to arrive in Dubai on September 17 after the final match of the limited overs series between England and Australia (September 4-September 16).

Meanwhile, defending champions Mumbai Indians and two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders, who also arrived in the UAE on August 20, have yet to decide on their training schedule.

Having made Abu Dhabi their base, both these teams will train at the Zayed Cricket Stadium after completing their six-day quarantine.

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Rituraj Borkakoty

A big fan of the Argentina national football team, Rituraj generally writes on sports. But he deeply cherishes the time he spent with his favourite musician from Assam, India, for an interview. And he loves to bring human interest stories to Khaleej Times readers.


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