Al agt IPL franchise teams have decided to bring the foreign players from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates for the second phase of IPL 2021.
IPL franchises will send a charter plane, each in the two countries that will allow players participating in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and bilateral series between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Teams decided to team up and bring players from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka to the UAE for IPL 2021
Sources close to the development said teams had decided to bring the players to the UAE and a separate charter plane would be sent to each country.
‘The teams have decided to join forces and bring the players from the CPL (West Indies) as well as Sri Lanka to the UAE. “While a charter plane will transport the players of CPL, one player who participated in the Sri Lanka South Africa series will be in the Island Nation,” a source told the news agency ANI.
Chennai Super Kings’ South Africa pair Imran Tahir and Faf du Plessis are currently playing in CPL alongside Chennai Super Kings team-mate and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain Dwayne Bravo.
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Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians), Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings), Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Shimron Hetmyer (Delhi Capitals), Nicholas Pooran (Punjab Kings) are the other notable players who will travel from Western India to the UAE .
Sri Lanka’s twins Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, who were signed by RCB last month to play for the second leg, are currently involved in the T20I series against South Africa.
South African national players such as Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians), David Miller (Rajasthan Royals) and Lungi Ngidi (Chennai Super Kings) will travel to the UAE with the Sri Lankan players.
All players traveling from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka to the UAE must be isolated for two days and will only be able to join their respective groups once their COVID-19 tests go negative.
‘The players coming from the bubbles in CPL and the SA-SL series will undergo two days of isolation. They will come in the first day and go into their rooms; they will then be tested the next day, and as soon as the results come in, they will join the team members, ‘the source said.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings play on September 19 in the first match of the second phase of IPL 2021.