IPL 2020 is all set to kick-off under a month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 13th edition of the league will be played from September 19- November 10. All franchises have already arrived in their respective cities in the UAE and undergoing their mandatory Quarantine period before they start preparing for the upcoming season.
Now, all Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) squad members, who reported here last week, will have their first decent training session in months on Wednesday evening after having inquired negative for COVID-19 thrice during their compulsory six-day quarantine.
Punjab and Rajasthan set to begin net session
Considering the scorching heat of Dubai, both franchises have opted to go ahead with their net sessions in the evening. Both KXIP and RR were two initial franchises that landed in the host nation of the UAE to complete their quarantine period.
Following their appearance they were examined on day 1, 3 and 6 as per the BCCI Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and having cleared three tests, now players of both franchisers are all set to return to training. Players of both teams will now be able to go outside their hotels after 6 days.
“All players who arrived here from India have cleared three rounds of testing and will start training today”, a Rajasthan Royals source confirmed.
“All players who arrived here from India have cleared three rounds of testing and will start training today”, said the KXIP source.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals player David Miller who reached UAE yesterday while be completing his quarantine in the hotel before he begins his outdoor training. Also, another South African Hardus Viljoen will join the KXIP net session after 6 days.
The 13th edition of the IPL will commence from September 19 to November 10 and will take place in a bio-secure bubble due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.