All the players from England and Australia who look forward to taking part in the Indian Premier League have requested the BCCI to reduce their quarantine period in the UAE. Unfortunately according to the norms and guidelines to ensure the safety of all the players and further staff and management, the BCCI will keep the players under observation for 6 days after their arrival in the UAE. However, it has been reported by several sources that players have requested to reduce the number of days to 3 so that they can be available for selection for their respective franchises.
Many players including the likes of Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Eoin Morgan, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, etc will join their respective IPL teams in the UAE after the third and final ODI against England.
After all the controversial news and uneven situation due to the pandemic, the IPL 2020 is all set to kick off in grand fashion on September 19 and the defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on the men in yellow Chennai Super Kings in the IPL Opener. However, the entire season will be played outside Indian and will be played across the emirates.
Another take on the spectators as the matches will be played closed doors and the stadiums will be empty. The players in the UAE are under strict observation as they are in a bio-secure bubble to ensure the safety of everyone. There will be only one doubleheader in a week due to the pandemic. The cash-rich league is expected to bring some kind of normalcy in India and the cricketing world.