Before the start of the 2020 IPL, the preparation camp of Kolkata Knight Riders is in full swing in Abu Dhabi. After being out of cricket for almost 6 months, Dinesh Karthik and Shubhaman Gill have no qualms about rubbing themselves.
But the news of the biggest relief in the night camp, the two best Knights of the team arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to play in the IPL 2020. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine!
The two West Indies star cricketers were busy playing in the Caribbean Premier League. They arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. However, the two stars are not getting ready right now. Because, in COVID-19 situation, they have to spend 6 days in quarantine.
If all goes well, Russell and Narine will be able to get down to practice from the 19th. On the same day, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are playing in the 13th IPL.
A search of a night camp in Abu Dhabi revealed that the two cricketers were in the biosphere zone of the Caribbean Premier League. He then flew on a chartered flight to the desert with a few other cricketers playing in the CPL.
Head coach Brendon McCallum arrived at the night camp with Russell and Narine. McCallum is the coach of CPL champion Shah Rukh Khan’s team Trinibago Knight Riders. KKR joined the camp as soon as the CPL was over. Cricketer Chris Green has also arrived.
According to the KKR camp, if the Knights had played on the first or second day of the tournament (September 19 or 20), there would have been uncertainty about Russell-Narine’s first match after the quarantine.
However, the first match of KKR was against Mumbai Indians on 23 September. Until then, the two best pillars of the team will get permission to enter the field.
How long will Russell-Narine stay in quarantine? One of the KKR camp members, said, ‘That day. That period has started from the 13th. Must stay in seclusion till 18th. They will be tested twice in the corona.
If all goes well, they should go down to practice on the first day of the tournament on September 19. ‘He added:’ Russell, Narine, Chris Green – everyone was in the game. So it will not be a problem for them to adapt. Besides, there is some fatigue in playing CPL.
The quarantine episode was a curse to them from there. We will get fresh Russell-Narinees from the first match of IPL. KKR will take the field in the first match with full strength. ‘