Chris Gayle, the opening batsman of the West Indies, ended his six-day quarantine in Dubai and as a result has now finally joined the Kings XI Punjab squad ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). played from September 19 November 10 in the UAE at three locations: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Gayle also said he is looking forward to working with new skipper KL Rahul and head coach Anil Kumble.
Gayle had arrived in the UAE last week and was then locked up in his room for six days for being quarantined as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.
“Back in the class, some new students here and it was good to be around them. There are some new teachers here too, we have a new principal (head coach) in Anil Kumble, looking to make ends meet. with a new head boy (captain) KL Rahul, ”said Gayle in a video posted on Kings XI Punjab’s official YouTube channel.
When asked about his quarantine period, Gayle replied, “Yes, it was normal, it was pretty relaxing for me, I did some exercise and watched some TV. Now I’m back in training.”
All players and team personnel must undergo a six-day quarantine period after landing in the UAE, and everyone must be tested for COVID-19 three times.
Once they all test negative for COVID-19, the players can start training in the UAE with their teammates.
The highly anticipated program of the 13th edition of the IPL will be announced today, President Brijesh Patel said Saturday.
The fans have been eagerly awaiting the schedule to find out what dates their favorite teams will be in action.
When asked about the schedule, Brijesh had told ANI, “Schedule will be released tomorrow.”
All teams have already reached the UAE to participate in the tournament and are currently undergoing training. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were the last team to start training when they finally took the field on Friday after their third round of COVID-19 testing.
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