14 days Quarantine rule in Abu Dhabi has put KKR & Mumbai Indians for an extra one week Quarantine. The rest of the six teams can start their training in Dubai whereas KKR and MI players need an extra week before they can step out of their rooms.
In Dubai Rajasthan Royals & Kings XI Punjab have already started their training & the other teams are likely to start with their respective teams very soon. The reason for KKR & MI spending an extra one week in Quarantine is that Dubai & Abu Dhabi have different Quarantine rules. International travelers getting into Dubai need to have a COVID-19 negative test report from the time of their departure & need to be quarantined till the result of the test is arrived which is usually 48 hours. If they test negative they don’t need to be isolated.
KKR reached Abu Dhabi on August 20 & as per the IPL’s SOP should have completed their six day quarantine on Wednesday. Which will clear them to be a part of the IPL bio-secure bubble from Thursday & allowed them to start training which has not happened.
“We are waiting for a go-ahead from our team manager,” said a team official from their hotel in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Mumbai Indians have reached Abu Dhabi on August 21. Unless exceptions are made or teams shift base, they won’t be able to train till September 2 or September 3.