Tuesday, 19 October 2021

MI CSK PBKS fly to UAE on commercial flight

MI CSK PBKS fly to UAE on commercial flight

MI, CSK, PBKS undergo 6-day quarantine in UAE for IPL 2021 and fly commercial and no charter flight.

Mumbai Indians players, including skipper Rohit Sharma, are leaving for Dubai on Saturday. At the same time, CSK and Punjab Kings have also made people travel arrangements with BCCI's plans for a charter flight on Wednesday, September 15, aborted after the cancellation of the fifth Test in Manchester.

For MI, the other players leaving for Dubai with their respective families are Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.

Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sam Curran, and Moeen Ali are part of the CSK squad, which has already begin training ahead of the IPL resuming on September 19.

Captain K L Rahul, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal, and Dawid Malan are the Punjab players in Manchester.

The IPL side said in a statement.

“All members had returned negative PCR results before departure. A new test was undertaken upon arrival at Abu Dhabi, which are negative as well.”

A senior IPL official said.

"The BCCI is not arranging any charter flights after cancelation of 5th Test match. So every club is making their own travel arrangement. Since they are all flying commercialy, they will be doing six-days of room quarantine,"

Before COVID hit the Indian team, the plan was a bubble to bubble transfer with both team's proceeds for a chartered flight to UAE for IPL.

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CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told.

"Charter flight is not a chance anymore. We are trying to get their tickets for a commercial flight for tomorrow. When they land in UAE, they will do six-day quarantine like the rest of the players,"

Punjab Kings CEO Satish Menon said:

"In all likelihood, our players will fly out from Manchester tomorrow."

Indian players have been in their rooms in Manchester since junior physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive on Thursday.

 

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