The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad will be assembling in Chennai very soon. The team management of CSK has asked the entire squad san the international players in the team to assemble in Chennai. The team will travel to Dubai via Chartered flights from Chennai. InsideSport has also learnt that the families of the team will not travel with the team.
This means that the team leader Dhoni who is often seen traveling with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva to the tournaments, this time will have to spend time in IPL 2020 just with his team members.
“We along with the players have decided that it does not make sense in these Covid times that players families should accompany them to UAE. No one wants to take risk with their families. Players will be assembling in Chennai and we will fly to Dubai from here only”, said CSK Management official.
IPL 2020 : Where will CSK and MS Dhoni stay in Dubai ?
As reported by InsideSport earlier, unlike Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers who will be making Abu Dhabi as its base, CSK has decided to make Dubai as its base. In Dubai, the team will put up at a five-star property near Burj Khalifa. They are likely to book two-three floors of the hotel.
Meanwhile according to a report in TOI, players and support staff will be assembling in Chennai on August 19 before flying out to Dubai in a chartered flight. “No commercial flights are being allowed to fly out so CSK have to arrange for a chartered flight,” said the source.
CSK is also likely to make ICC Academy in Dubai as its practice base. That is the reason team management has finalized a five star property for the team near Burj Khalifa which is not very far from the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Check out where other IPL teams are planning to stay in UAE –
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Led by David Warner, Sunrisers are planning to book a golf resort for their squad. The team management is currently in talks with Golf resorts in Dubai and may book the same for Sunrisers for the next 3 months.
Mumbai Indians– Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will make Abu Dhabi as its base instead of staying in Dubai. Abu Dhabi is round about 80-90 min journey by-road from Dubai and Mumbai Indians will prepare themselves for IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Not only this, Rohit’s team will not stay in a hotel but the Mumbai Indians team management is planning to rent out private apartments for their squad in Abu Dhabi according to sources.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Like MI, Sharukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders also will make Abu Dhabi as its base. But unlike Mumbai Indians, KKR squad will stay in a resort. According to some sources, KKR management is in talks with Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas in Abu Dhabi for the stay of their team