IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians hit training ground after quarantine. See pictures

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Mumbai Indians have started training sessions following the completion of the mandatory seven-day quarantine period prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Many players including captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan as well as the Support staff from Mahela Jayawardena, Andrew McDonald and others were on display at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Academy. Mumbai is based in Abu Dhabi along with Kolkata Knight Riders. Photos and videos Mumbai posted to their Twitter account showed Rohit walking out for a net session and the Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal, indulging in warm-ups and catching exercise.

Rohit said the nets only lasted “an hour,” but he was glad he had some practice after months of downtime caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It feels good to be back. Even if it only takes an hour, but we’ll take it, ”said Rohit in a video posted by Mumbai.

Bumrah was “getting used to the new normal” when he showed up at the facility wearing a mask and later let go with some bowling in the nets.

The medical and training personnel were seen at the training facility wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) sets while nursing the players. The Mumbai camp had seats spaced enough apart to ensure social distance.

Matthew Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket, who is in charge of the biosecure facility in Abu Dhabi, confirmed to GossipMantri that Mumbai would train from 7.30pm local time on Friday.

“Both teams (Mumbai and Kolkata) will be welcomed into a biosecure facility,” Boucher told GossipMantri on Friday. “It has been properly disposed of and properly cleaned. We have the health department on site. We have ambulance services in case anything is needed from the perspective of the player and the coaching staff. “

Even as the teams have started preparing for the 13th season of the IPL, a number of Covid positive test results at the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp offset their training schedule and extended the team’s quarantine until September 1.

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