IPL 2021: Travel Plans for DC, SRH, MI, CSK, and other IPL 2021 franchise, hotel cost, training camps, venue, live streaming details – All you need to know: The UAE leg of Indian Premier League 2021 starts in a month from today, i.e., from September 19. While Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have already reached UAE, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to fly to the gulf country by the end of August.
Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, and Rajasthan Royals are also expected to touchdown UAE in the first week of September whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to decide a date for departure.
Here at InsideSport, we have listed the travel plans for all eight franchises, including the departure date, hotel costs, training camp details, and all other related information.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: Mumbai Indians’ quarantine ends, starts training:
Mumbai Indians was the first franchise to reach UAE for the second phase of IPL 2021. The five-time champions, MI reached UAE on August 13 and are staying at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians is staying in an ultra-luxury resort in Abu Dhabi. The swanky hotel in Abu Dhabi costs around Rs 25,000 per day.
The MI Paltan went into a mandatory six-day quarantine as per the protocols as soon as they touchdown UAE. They have completed their mandatory 6-day campaign and began training sessions from today at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: Chennai Super Kings – quarantine over, starts training:
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Phase 2 of IPL 2021 on Friday, August 13. CSK was the second franchise to touch down UAE after Mumbai Indians. They are staying at Th8 Palm Hotel. This luxury hotel has a separate section reserved for the three times IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings. Even the part of the hotel has been painted in the colors of the CSK team. The luxurious hotel costs around Rs 30,000 a day.
CSK’s mandatory campaign ended today and the side is likely to begin the pre-season training soon.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: Punjab Kings (PBKS) to leave on August 29:
PBKS CEO Satish Menon told InsideSport that the team will leave for the UAE on August 29. Punjab Kings have been one of the underachievers in the history of the Indian Premier League and would be eyeing their maiden IPL title win.
A couple of Punjab Kings players including skipper KL Rahul, opener Mayank Agarwal, and key pacer Mohammad Shami are taking part in the ENG vs IND Test series and are likely to join the squad just ahead of the tournament. However, there is no official confirmation on the dates as well as the hotel/resort in which Punjab Kings will be staying in UAE.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: Sunrisers Hyderabad set to leave for UAE on August 31:
As per InsideSport sources, the 2016 IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad is likely to set up the camp in UAE in the next two weeks. The franchise is set to leave for UAE on August 31 and is currently focusing on the logistics and other formalities to head to UAE.
SRH’s pace spearhead, T Natarajan is also expected to travel to UAE with the rest of the contingent on August 31. Natarajan is nursing a knee injury and is likely to get permission from NCA to fly with the SRH squad.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: Delhi Capitals to leave for UAE on August 21:
Last year’s finalists, Delhi Capitals had requested BCCI to leave for UAE one month ahead of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 and is expected to leave on August 21. The Capitals will be the third franchise to touchdown UAE for the second leg of the IPL 2021 after MI and CSK.
Shreyas Iyer is already in UAE and has even begun practicing for the upcoming event. Iyer missed out on the first phase of the tournament due to a shoulder injury and is likely to lead the side again as he returns. In Iyer’s absence, Rishabh Pant led the side quite well as they are sitting atop the points table.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: RR and KKR likely to touch down UAE by September 02
Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are also in line to reach Dubai by September 2. While Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to leave on August 27, Royals are likely to reach Dubai by September 02.
All other details related to their hotel stay are still awaiting.
IPL 2021 UAE leg: RCB’s departure date not finalized yet:
While all the franchises are gearing up their preparations for the second phase of IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore haven’t decided on a departure date yet. The Virat Kohli-led side is expected to reach UAE by the first week of September but an exact date isn’t finalized yet.
IPL 2021 Broadcast & Live Streaming
The second phase of IPL 2021 will be live telecasted on Star Sports Network whilst the fans can live stream the tournament on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
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