As England vs. Australia matches has recently been ended, the players from both sides have started joining their respective franchises for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The IPL management at UAE is following restricted quarantine rules to keep the contestants healthy amidst the COVID-19. According to BCCI Source, more than 20,000 Covid-19 tests will be conducted During IPL 2020.
As the players after leaving have headed to Dubai on Thursday, they will have to be COVID-19 negative before being part of their sides. It has been decided that England and Australia players will undergo a six-day quarantine before heading towards any game. However, it all depends on their home basis. If Dubai is the player’s home base, he can be directed to the squad after the COVID-19 test whereas, those who have to travel Abu Dhabi will undergo isolation.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are currently the two franchises with Abu Dhabi as their home yard. Out of these two, MI is lucky to get no Australia/England player. On the contrary, KKR will be missing on their three major players.
Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, and Pat Cummins, who has left UAE and will be in Abu Dhabi to join the squad, will be in the six-day quarantine. It will consequently deprive them of the first match of Gautam’s men.
Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins to undergo 6-days quarantine
IPL 2020: The complete schedule for KKR:
|Match day||Match number||Day||Date||IST||UAE||Venue||Home||Away|
|5||5||Wednesday||23rd Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians|
|8||8||Saturday||26th Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sun Risers Hyderabad|
|12||12||Wednesday||30th Sep 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Dubai||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals|
|15||16||Saturday||3rd Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Sharjah||Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi Capitals|
|19||21||Wednesday||7th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings|
|22||24||Saturday||10th Oct 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kings XI Punjab||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|24||28||Monday||12th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Sharjah||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|28||32||Friday||16th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|30||35||Sunday||18th October 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Sun Risers Hyderabad||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|33||39||Wednesday||21se Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|36||42||Saturday||24th Oct 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi||Kolkata Knight Riders||Delhi Capitals|
|38||46||Monday||26th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Sharjah||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab|
|41||49||Thursday||29th Oct 2020||7:30 PM||6:00 PM||Dubai||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|44||54||Sunday||1st Nov 2020||3:30 PM||2:00 PM||Dubai||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals|