The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked all eight franchises to get everyone vaccinated before travelling to UAE for the remainder of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments confirmed the same. “We have been told that all those travelling should have completed taking both the doses of vaccination so that there is no problem once teams reach UAE. The quarantine process is most likely going to be seven days before teams can start training,” the source said.
The remaining 31 games will be played in the duration of 27 days. The season, which was suspended after the emergence of COVID-19 cases within the franchises, will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
The second match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi.
Sharjah will host its first game on September 24 when Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Chennai Super Kings. In all Dubai will host 13 matches, while 10 and 8 will be played in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, respectively.