Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are looking to fly their players from Manchester to Dubai for the UAE leg of IPL 2021. The UAE leg kicks off wit CSK playing Mumbai Indians in Dubai on September 19. The fifth and final test match was cancelled following a mutual understanding between BCCI and the ECB after the Indian players expressed their concern over playing the test match after their physio tested positive.
Meanwhile, CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan has said to ANI that the franchise is willing to fly out their players directly from Manchester to Dubai. The players will need to undergo a six-day quarantine before playing the first game on September 19.
“Now that the Test match is off, we are looking to get the CSK boys into Dubai tomorrow,” he said.
The BCCI are also open to rescheduling the Test match when they travel back to the UK for a white-ball series. The BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla has also confirmed that the Test match is cancelled and that the BCCI has not conceded the series.
“After wide consultations between BCCI President, BCCI Secretary, Treasurer, me and Joint Secretary, along with ECB Chairman and CEO and in consultations with players, captain, senior players it was decided to call off this Test match which was slated in Manchester,” Rajeev Shukla told ANI.
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CSK and Mumbai Indians kick off the UAE leg on September 19. The action then shifts to Abu Shabi with RCB and KKR facing off each other. 31 matches will be played across 27 days. 13 matches will be played in Dubai, 10 in Abu Dhabi and 8 in Sharjah.
The board has come up with a 46-page health advisory that lays down all the pointers that everyone associated with the IPL needs to follow in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the league.