IPL 2020: Australia & England Players Can Avoid Mandatory Quarantine in UAE, Find Out How

There is a lot of talk of how England and Australia players can avoid the seven day mandatory quarantine in UAE upon their arrival. While some franchise are trying to work out ways to avoid such a situation where their players have to sit out of matches due to quarantine, some are against it. But there is certainly a way Aussie and English players can avoid the quarantine.

IPL 2020: Australia & England Players Can Avoid Mandatory Quarantine in UAE, Find Out How

There is a lot of talk of how England and Australia players can avoid the seven day mandatory quarantine in UAE upon their arrival. While some franchise are trying to work out ways to avoid such a situation where their players have to sit out of matches due to quarantine, some are against it. But there is certainly a way Aussie and English players can avoid the quarantine.

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According to a report in the Indian Express, the players will have to be directly moved from one bio-secure environment to another without venturing outside these bubbles. For that to happen, strict rules by the BCCI and the franchises will have to be in place. If all the norms are followed, the players can join their squads, after testing negative for Covid-19.

It has been proposed that the players be directly transported from the bus from their hotels, to the tarmac, without going through airport terminals. Upon landing in UAE, arrangements will be done to be transported from their flights to the team hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Some of the prominent names in the list of players are Australia’s Steve Smith and David Warner, England’s Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, and CPL’s Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan & Andre Russell.

A note sent to all IPL teams, has the exemption criteria explained. “After the conclusion of the England vs Australia series and CPL, the players continue to remain in their respective Bio-Secure Environments and are transported in the team bus straight to the aircraft where they are exempted from immigration and other formalities at the departing airport. The team bus drops the players straight on to the tarmac thereby avoiding the need for players to pass through the airport terminal building preventing contact with other people outside the Bio-Secure Environment.”

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“Upon arrival at any of the UAE airports, the players are granted special exemptions whereby they will be transported from the aircraft straight to the team hotel. The team bus picks the players from the airport tarmac thereby avoiding the need for players to pass through the airport terminal building preventing contact with other people outside the Bio-Secure Environment. All such players will have to undergo one RT-PCR test on the day of arrival. If the test report is negative, they will be allowed to join their respective franchise squads,” the circular reads.



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