Now that the cancellation of the Manchester Test is confirmed. All the IPL franchise now needs to get their own players under their precautions. As all the players will undergo a 6-day quarantine. Before they join the rest of the squad members who are already in the IPL 2021 bubble.
Simultaneously a senior IPL official mentioned about the travel protocols. He said “The BCCI isn’t arranging any charter flights since the Test match has been cancelled. So every franchise is making their own travel arrangement. Since they are all flying commercial, they will be doing six-days of room quarantine”.
Half of Delhi Capitals squad players were part of the Indian Test team for the series against England in Manchester.
DC franchise decided to get the players back to Dubai on Sunday. As rest of the Franchises including Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and other teams players travelled from Manchester to Dubai on Saturday 11th September.
Delhi Capital reached Dubai on Sunday for the resumption of IPL 2021. Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and Umesh Yadav. All are tested on arrival and will now serve a six-day “hard quarantine” before joining the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad, the franchise announced.
Statement from Delhi Capitals:
The Delhi Capitals players who were part of the Indian squad for the Test series against England landed in Dubai safely on Sunday, 12 September 2021 for the second half of the VIVO IPL 2021.#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2021 @SofitelDXBPalm [1/3] pic.twitter.com/nYBqd21QS4
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 12, 2021
– Delhi Capital’s Twitter Account
However regarding same Delhi Capitals officials mentioned through their Twitter. “The Delhi Capitals players who were part of the Indian squad for the Test series against England. They landed in Dubai safely on Sunday, 12 September 2021 for the second half of the VIVO IPL 2021,” Delhi Capitals tweeted.
Furthermore, “The players, including Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw & Umesh Yadav, underwent Covid-19 tests upon arrival in Dubai.” They added.
Thereafter, the players will join the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad, who are already part of the bio-bubble,” the IPL team added. Delhi had played eight games, winning six and losing two.