The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is just a few days away. The grand tournament will begin on 19th September 2020. However, questions on the availability of Australian and England players are still unanswered.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore had hinted that the Australian and English players could be a part of IPL’s first game. Earlier VVS Laxman had said that Australian and England players would join the squad by 21 September.
KXIP CEO Satish Menon not too sure about Eng, Aus players
Now Kings Eleven Punjab CEO Satish Menon has commented on the availability of the players. Menon said that the quarantine period of the players arriving from England is still not clear.
“Nobody has any clarity on that yet. The BCCI is supposed to come back on whether the quarantine can be reduced as they are coming from a bubble to [another] bubble. We don’t have any clarity as yet,” Menon was quoted to IANS.
“From what I hear from the bubble, things are exactly as it was planned. We have been following the SoP that has been laid out by the BCCI and authorities,” the CEO added.
Currently, there is no quarantine period in UAE unless a person tests positive. Australia’s tour of England is in progress, with one match left. The tour is of 3 T20 internationals and 3 One Day International matches. England and Australia’s bilateral series will end on 16th September, the final ODI to be played on Wednesday.
Kings XI will play their first match against Delhi Capitals on 20th September. KXIP will be eyeing to win the tournament for the first time in history.