Bangla Hunt Desk: After a lot of resistance, this year's IPL is finally going to start from September 19. There is no time at hand, the preparations for the IPL are almost at an end. Each of the IPL franchise teams has reached Dubai, completed their quarantine phase and started preparations for the IPL. This year, the IPL is being held in the United Arab Emirates instead of India, the only reason being that the corona infection is on the rise in India. That is why the BCCI has chosen the United Arab Emirates as the safest venue for the IPL.
But cricketers from Australia and England will not be available in the IPL at the beginning of the IPL. The reason is that Australia and England are playing ODI series at the moment. The series will end three days before the IPL, on September 16 and September 17. The cricketers from Australia and England will reach Amirshahi. But according to the BCCI's Corona Protocol, every cricketer has to stay in the mandatory quarantine for six days before reaching the emirate. In that case, it will be around 23rd September for them to go on the field.
According to sources, cricketers from Australia and England have appealed to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to reduce the number of quarantine days. Their claim is that we are already playing in a biosecure environment, so moving from one biosecure environment to another biosecure environment does not seem to be a problem and that is why the Australian and England cricketers have requested to reduce the number of quarantine days from 6 days to 3 days.