Australian players will not be seen at the start of the IPL 2020
The Indian Premier League (IPL), the most popular franchise tournament in the world, is starting from September 19 this year. The 12 Australian players, including Smith-Warner, will not be seen at the start of the IPL 2020 due to the national team schedule.
Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the schedule and 21-member squad for the tour of England on Friday (August 14). According to the schedule, the three-match T20 series will start from September 4. The ODI series will start from September 11. Which will end on 16 September? The IPL will start on September 19.
There is only a two-day break between the end of the ODI series and the start of the IPL. But because of the coronavirus, the mandatory rule is that players must stay in the hotel quarantine for at least 14 days when traveling from one country to another. Corona will be tested twice while in quarantine. Players will be able to join the team if the test report is ‘negative’.
So the Australian players will have to go to the UAE at the end of the ODI series in England and stay in the quarantine for at least seven days. The IPL rule on corona is to stay in hotel quarantine for seven days, each player will be tested corona three times.
Testing will be done on the first, third and sixth day during the quarantine. If all three tests are ‘negative’, players will be able to join the team. Otherwise, he will have to be treated in quarantine. The corona of all the players in the tournament will also be tested on the fifth day of each week.
So Finch-Warner-Smiths will not be able to play on the field from the beginning of IPL if they are in quarantine for seven days after reaching UAE from England. In addition to Smith-Warner, the other 10 are Aaron Finch (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders), Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab), Mitchell Marsh (Sunrisers Hyderabad) ), Alex Carey and Marcus Stoyanis (Delhi Capitals), Josh Hazlewood (Chennai Super Kings) and Andrew Tie (Rajasthan Royals).