The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has been bustling with vitality for the previous few days, as Rajasthan Royals amps up its preparations for the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Whereas the Indian recruits have joined the camp, the foreigners are slowly reaching their base. Nonetheless, Sportstar has learnt completely that there is perhaps a slight delay in Australia batsman D’Arcy Quick’s arrival.

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The dynamic southpaw, who was scheduled to succeed in Jaipur on Sunday, could solely be a part of the Royals later subsequent week, making it simply in time for the crew’s marketing campaign opener towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 9. Quick, the main run-scorer on this yr’s Large Bash League (504 from 10 video games), was signed by the Royals for Rs. four Crore.

Sportstar understands {that a} passport gaffe has delayed Quick’s arrival. Extremely-placed sources declare that the Australian cricketer had misplaced his passport and has utilized for a recent one. Whereas Quick’s shut aide in Australia was capable of verify this growth, he insisted that the ‘passport was not despatched in the proper approach’.

“As a substitute of sending the passport by air freight, it was despatched by highway freight. That led to the delay and he couldn’t be in India on time,” the shut aide advised Sportstar.

The aide, nonetheless, couldn’t verify whether or not Quick would be capable of make it to India earlier than the match.

Having stated that, the Royals camp expressed optimism. “Issues have gotten delayed because it’s Easter and a lot of the places of work are shut. The Royals crew administration is working laborious to unravel the difficulty,” the supply stated.

In the meantime, England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Royals’ mentor, Shane Warne, might be reaching India on April 5 – two days earlier than the match begins.

“Warne might be internet hosting motivational speak periods for the boys and can oversee the whole course of together with the assist employees,” the supply stated.

There may be one other piece of fine information for the Royals. Its high recruit, Jofra Archer, has recovered from his damage and might be becoming a member of the camp in a few days. South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen  – a replacement for Steve Smith – can also be anticipated to affix the crew in a day or two.

(With inputs from Ayan Acharya)


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