As the final confirmation from the government of India and its counterpart in the UAE came allowing the IPL 2020, the teams are finalising their logistics and other necessities for the entire tournament, as they are all set to fly to the UAE.
Although the franchises will be leaving for the UAE only after August 20 as confirmed by BCCI, teams have already hinted on dates that they will travelling.
All the teams are likely to reach UAE by August 22 or 23, almost a month before the actual tournament begins, to adhere to the various quarantine protocols laid down by the UAE government, keeping in mind the prevailing pandemic.
According to reports, the Rajasthan Royals(RR) and the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) will be the first teams flying to Dubai on August 20, while the MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and defending champions Mumbai Indians(MI) will leave the next day, on August 21.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) chairman, Sanjeev Churiwala confirmed that the franchise will leave between August 21 or 22. Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and the Delhi Capitals are planning for the same as the RCB, whereas the Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) are yet to finalise their travel itinerary.
All the players due to travel to the UAE for the IPL 2020 have tested negative in the first round of the COVID-19 test.
A few of the CSK players including Suresh Raina, have already reached Chennai for a six-day training and conditioning camp starting from August 15 to August 20, at Chepauk.
The Super Kings will fly to Dubaion August 21, immediately after the completion of the camp.