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IPL 2021: CSK’s Dhoni, Raina complete quarantine in UAE, to start pre-season camp today; Follow Live Updates

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IPL 2021: CSK’s Dhoni, Raina complete quarantine in UAE, to start pre-season camp today; Follow Live Updates: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have completed their quarantine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and are all set to start their pre-season camp from August 19. The second most successful IPL franchise CSK reached the UAE for Phase 2 of IPL 2021 on Friday, August 13. Now, CSK will begin their preparations at ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai after completing 6 days quarantine.

AUG 19- 5.06 PM: CSK to begin training tonight at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai.

Chennai Super Kings is set to start preparations for the UAE leg of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai from Thursday.

AUG 19 – 10:23 – Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar posted a story on his Instagram account revealing that CSK’s players are now out of quarantine.



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CSK skipper MS Dhoni with his family at UAE airport.

Earlier, CSK’s leg spinner Karn Sharma had posted a glimpse of the desert nation on his Instagram story.

Upon reaching the desert country, all CSK members arriving in the UAE will have to undergo a period of quarantine for the time being. Earlier, all the players of the team including captain MS Dhoni had already entered the bio bubble after reaching Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be the first one to lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) as the matches resume for IPL 2021 Phase 2. The two sides play the first match of the second leg on September 19.

Earlier during the day, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians had left for the Gulf country.

Both the teams are looking to have a 1-month camp before the IPL 2021 Phase 2 resumes in UAE.

Just a few days before, InsideSport had learnt the issues CSK had faced regarding getting permissions from the UAE authorities.

“We have not got permissions as yet. We are continuously in touch with the BCCI and they are speaking to the authorities in UAE. We were earlier told permissions will come in by Wednesday but we have not recieved the same as yet. Let’s see if we recieve the permissions today”, declared CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan to

When asked if the franchise heard anything from the BCCI in this regard, Vishwanathan responded with a firm ‘NO’

MI, CSK first few franchises to leave early for UAE

The Indian players from the MI contingent were amongst the first ones to leave on 13th August 2021.

Also Read: IPL 2021 Phase 2: Franchises yet to get BCCI permissions to travel to UAE for logistic booking

Meanwhile, it has come to the fore that only Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have decided to re-book the hotels they used during the 2020 edition of the IPL. All the other six franchises will stay at new hotels.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: The BCCI SOP had called for teams to preferably book smaller hotel properties so that they could be fully booked for exclusive use by the participants within the Bio-Secure Environments. The SOP further stated that if a larger hotel is chosen, then the participants will be accommodated in a separate wing of the hotel. No other hotel guests will be allowed in the team zones/floors. Dedicated floors/zones will be allotted to each franchise team, match officials and match management teams to avoid mixing of the various groups within the hotel premises.

The action will then shift to Abu Dhabi where Kolkata Knight Riders will square off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sharjah will host its first game on September 24 when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings. In all, 13 matches will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.

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