Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab arrived within the UAE on Thursday for the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting September 19, setting the ball rolling for the largest T20 event amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Royals and KXIP landed in Dubai by way of a constitution flight, which would be the norm this IPL because of the ongoing well being disaster. Later within the night, Kolkata Knight Riders is predicted to reach in Abu Dhabi, its base for the event.

The gamers, who have been already examined a number of instances earlier than departure, will now endure a six-day isolation interval with testing on day 1, three and 6. In the event that they clear all of the assessments, they are going to be eligible to enter the event’s bio-bubble and begin coaching.

Subsequently, the gamers and assist workers will likely be examined each fifth day of the event.

All three groups posted photos of their gamers and assist workers earlier than departure. The Royals squad was totally lined in protecting gear.

Defending champion Mumbai Indians, Chennai Tremendous Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will arrive within the UAE on Friday whereas the the opposite two groups, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals, will land over the weekend.

Sixty video games will likely be performed over 53 days throughout three venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In 2014, UAE had hosted the IPL partially because of the common elections in India.

The postponement of the T20 World Cup in Australia created a window for the IPL, which was imagined to happen in March-Could earlier than the BCCI postponed it indefinitely because of the pandemic.

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