IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians begin training in Abu Dhabi

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, who arrived on August 20 and are currently based in Abu Dhabi, have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period ad this could impact their preparations for the tournament. Meanwhile, the IPL is already reeling with the news of a player and staff in the Chennai Super Kings squad becoming coronavirus positive.

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IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians begin training in Abu Dhabi
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders are based in Abu Dhabi for IPL 2020 where there is a 14-day quarantine.


The IPL 2020 received it’s first major jolt when a player and 11 support staff of three-time champions Chennai Super Kings tested positive for the coronavirus. The team, which had ended their quarantine on August 28, will now be under further quarantine until at least the first week of September. Now, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders could potentially face massive problem due to the quarantine rules enforced in their home base of Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders arrived in Abu Dhabi on August 20 and they were prepared to undergo a six-day quarantine period. However, with Abu Dhabi recording a new spike in coronavirus cases, the quarantine period in the city has been extended to 14 days. However, Mumbai Indians uploaded a tweet on their official Twitter handle that saw the side indulging in some fitness drills and light practice.

The problem in the UAE is that there are different rules for different cities. While Dubai only has a six-day quarantine period, the time span in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah is 14 days. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have begun their training but the whole tournament has been throw in jeopardy with the coronavirus positive result of Chennai Super Kings members.


The IPL schedule has not yet been released due to the coronavirus spike in Abu Dhabi. The latest development of Chennai Super Kings staff and a player testing positive has thrown their entire practice and preparation in disarray.

According to several reports, the infected members have been shifted to a different hotel while the remaining members are in the same team hotel. The tests were conducted as per the BCCI Standard Operating Protocol which stressed on tests during day 3 and day 6 of their stay. The results have come out on day 6 of the self-isolation period.

An official statement from the Chennai Super Kings franchise is expected on Saturday evening and it will be interesting to see what the statement yields. Meanwhile, the preparation of even Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders has also been thrown into disarray and it looks like the schedule could be impacted even further.

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