Dubai (United Arab Emirates): Delhi Capitals Indian players and members of support staff arrived here in Dubai on Sunday ahead of the upcoming season of the Dream11 Indian Premier League. JSW and GMR co-owned Delhi franchise gave this information by issuing press release.
According to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the BCCI, the players will be undergoing mandatory seven-day quarantine upon their arrival in UAE. The players will also be undergoing RT-PCR tests on Day 1, 3 and 6 of their seven-day quarantine, after which all the players who return a negative report for all the three tests will be entering the bio-bubble.
Speaking ahead of their departure for the UAE, Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra and Assistant Coach Mohammad Kaif shared their thoughts. “We are all really excited that cricket is back, and that the team is together again. It is like meeting your own family, meeting your long lost friends. So it is just a really overwhelming phase for all of us,” said CEO Dhiraj Malhotra on meeting the squad.
Meanwhile Assistant Coach Mohammad Kaif said, “Finally we are travelling and looking forward to getting to Dubai and isolating for a week. We will be undergoing three more tests, and hopefully everyone's reports will come out negative, and then we can get back on to the field to start practicing.”
Please find below and attached images of the Delhi Capitals' Indian players and members of support staff leaving from Mumbai and arriving in Dubai on Sunday ahead of the upcoming IPL season.