IPL 2020 is set to begin in the UAE from September 19, 2020. With the teams already landed in Dubai and are quarantined, they are all set to entertain their fans in a different way and after such a long time. The franchises have booked the whole flight in order to keep their players safe and sound. There was no other passenger travelling apart from the players and the support staffs. The IPL 2020 will obviously happen in a bit different way where a lot of challenges will be faced by the BCCI. But they are obviously pre-planned to make it a grand success.
Let’ see some changes that might be seen in the IPL 2020.
Players in Quarantine
The players are asked to quarantine for 6 days after reaching UAE. They can not come out of their rooms even at the extreme conditions. This is in connection with the UAE government who are taking extreme care of the players and the total IPL. The players can only practice after six days of quarantine in the UAE. The IPL governing council has made it very clear that if any payers break the rules created by the BCCI, the player might be suspended for the rest of the IPL.
COVID test of the players and the support staffs
The player had already undergone three COVID testes before leaving India for the UAE. The player will also have to undergo three tests after reaching Dubai. There is a high chance that all the players will be tested negative because they were already tested in India. After leaving India, the players haven’t been in connection with any person outside the IPL.
The players and the support staffs will be taken full care by the BCCI and the UAE government in order to run the IPL smoothly.
Fans inside the stadium
Coming to the fans inside the stadium. The biggest question is whether the fans will be allowed inside the stadiums to watch their favourite player play live. The Emirates board is seeking the permission of the UAE government in order to allow the fans inside the stadiums. Even if 50 per cent of the fans are allowed inside, this will be great news for the fans and the BCCI.
Hotel of the teams for IPL 2020
The franchises made no compromisation in choosing the luxury hotels for their players and support staffs. With KKR staying at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai to Mumbai Indians staying at the St.Regis, the franchises have been very much amazing with choosing hotels.
|MUMBAI INDIANS||ST. REGIS, ABU DHABI.|
|SUNRISERS HYDERABAD||RITZ CARLTON, DUBAI.|
|CHENNAI SUPER KINGS||TAJ DUBAI.|
|KINGS XI PUNJAB||SOFITEL THE PALM, DUBAI.|
|KKR||RITZ CARLTON, DUBAI.|
|DELHI CAPITALS||TAJ DUBAI.|
|RCB||WALDORF ASTORIA, DUBAI.|
The arrival of the foreign players for IPL
The arrival of the foreign players was a major issue for the BCCI and the franchises. But the issue has been solved and all the players will be seen in the IPL 2002. The Australian and England players will miss the first two weeks of the league, whereas the West Indian players will be landing straight after the CPL 2020.
The major concern was with the South African players who could miss the IPL because of the total lockdown in the country. But they were granted permission to join their team in the UAE. Ab De Villers, Chris Morris, and Dale Steyn have already arrived in UAE to join their team RCB.