IPL 2020 : Confusion still prevails in IPL teams over quarantine protocols for Aus-Eng cricketers

Chennai Super Kings is eagerly waiting for Josh Hazlewood  & Sam Curran to arrive tonite in Dubai via a special flight. Along with Hazlewood and Curran, other Aussie and English players will also be landing in Dubai via the same flight. 

But the big question which every CSK fan is asking is, will Hazlewood, Curran be allowed to play the first game or not ? InsideSPORT spoke to Kasi Viswanathan and this was his reply – 

“Players will arrive tonite, but I don’t want to comment on whether they will go under quarantine or otherwise. You need to speak to BCCI for the clarity”

The answer clearly conveys the situation the teams are currently in. According to the representatives (KKR) of some teams, players won’t have to undergo quarantine – and according to the others they will have to follow the quarantine norms (KXIP, CSK). It seems no one has a clarity in regard to this ?

InsideSport tried reaching out to IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel but did not get any reply. But the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal who also is currently in Dubai with the other members of BCCI told InsideSport that each and every player will have to follow the guidelines set by local authorities.  
 
“Irrespective of what everyone is saying, players will have to follow all norms set by authorities here”, said Dhumal to InsideSport. 
 
When asked, what about the BCCI’s IPL 2020 protocols ? According to which players have to go in quarantine for 6 days and they will be tested on 1st, 3rd and 5th day. Once the tests are negative they will be allowed to enter the BIO-BUBBLE of IPL 2020. Will those norms are no more required ? Dhumal just gave the ambiguous reply.  
 
“They will have to undergo quarantine as per the norms laid down by the local authorities both in Dubai, Abu Dhabi. They are the supreme authority”, said Dhumal as his passing remark. 
 
As per the current Covid-19 protocols of Emirate of Dubai, any foreigner landing in Dubai just have to provide Covid-19 negative test result certificate to enter. If that is the case – will BCCI allow England-Australian cricketers to directly walk into the IPL 2020 BIO-BUBBLE. No one is ready to give clear answers on the same. 
 
Amid the situation – confusion still prevails. 

IPL 2020 : When will England & Australian Cricketers reach UAE for IPL 2020

 
England and Australian cricketers are scheduled to fly to UAE on Thursday itself by the same flight. All IPL franchises with an exception of Mumbai Indians have booked a combined chartered flight that will bring cricketers participating in the just concluded series to UAE. Franchises are taking extreme precautions, caution and measures to transport players from one bio-secure bubble to another one in UAE. 
 
After landing in UAE, players will be tested thrice before they are allowed to join their respective squads in Dubai and AbuDhabi. BCCI and IPL GC is yet to make it clear if the players will be given any exemptions from IPL 2020 Bio Security norms according to which players will have to quarantine themselves for minimum 6 days before they can join the respective squads. 
 
Chennai Super Kings : Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Shane Watson 
Delhi Capitals : Alex Carrey, Stoinis
Kolkata Knight Riders : Pat Cummins, Green, Eoin Morgan, T. Banton
KingsXI Punjab : C.Jordan, Glenn Maxwell
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Bairstow, Mitchell Marsh, Stanlake, David Warner
Rajasthan Royals : Jofra Archer, Buttler, T.Curran, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, A.Tye
Royal Challengers Bengaluru : Moeen Ali, Aaron Finch, J.Philippe, Zampa
Mumbai Indians : Coulter -Nile, Chriss Lynn (Already in UAE)