IPL 2020: From USA to UAE, Ali Khan joins Kolkata Knight Riders in style; Check out video

Kolkata Knight Riders first USA cricketer Ali Khan reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

Kolkata Knight Riders officials posted videos on their social media account and wrote: All the way from the US of A! Welcome to #KKR, @IamAlikhan23.

As per the BCCI protocols for the IPL 2020 bio-secure bubble in the UAE, Ali will have to undergo a mandatory six-day quarantine period and have to clear three COVID-19 tests before joining the squad in the practice nets.

Ali Khan has replaced Harry Gurney for this season. The bowler was on KKR’s radar as a standby player last season as well.

The 29-year-old comes in on the back of a good season with the Trinbago Knight Riders, the CPL franchise with the same parent company as KKR, in which they won all 12 matches to seal the title. In CPL 2020, he took eight wickets in eight matches.

IPL 2020 will begin from September 19 onwards in Abu Dhabi. KKR will play their first match against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 23.

IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Full Schedule

Day and date Teams (opponent) Time (in IST) Venue
Wednesday, September 23 Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Saturday, September 26 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Wednesday, September 30 Rajasthan Royals 7:30 PM Dubai
Saturday, October 3 Delhi Capitals 7:30 PM Sharjah
Wednesday, October 7 Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Saturday, October 10 Kings XI Punjab 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Monday, October 12 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Sharjah
Friday, October 16 Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Sunday, October 18 Sunrisers Hyderabad 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Wednesday, October 21 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Saturday, October 24 Delhi Capitals 3:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Monday, October 26 Kings XI Punjab 3:30 PM Sharjah
Thursday, October 29 Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Dubai
Sunday, November 1 Rajasthan Royals 3:30 PM Dubai

 

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