IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals’ Steve Smith and Co touchdown in UAE

Rajasthan Royals can finally rest east as their English and Australian recruits finally landed in UAE for IPL 2020. Players from both the countries, who were engaged in a bilateral series arrived here on Thursday from the United Kingdom ahead of the opening match of the world’s richest T20 tournament on Saturday.

Tom Curran, Steve smith, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye were the four cricketers who touched base in UAE ahead of IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals, on Thursday night shared a tweet saying, “Four new arrivals. Can you guess who’s who?

IPL 2020: England, Australia players will have to undergo 36 hours quarantine instead of 6 days

All of them will undergo RT-PCR test for COVID-19 in Dubai and the three Kolkata Knight Riders players — Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Pat Cummins — will then proceed for Abu Dhabi, where their team is based.

Only KKR and defending champions Mumbai Indians are based in Abu Dhabi while the remaining six franchises are in Dubai.

All the Australian and English players who arrived in the UAE will undergo just 36 hours of quarantine instead of the earlier prescribed six days after the BCCI under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership has been able to successfully sort out the issue with local authorities in the UAE.

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