Sri Lankan IPL signings Wanidu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera are set to fly to Dubai in a special charter flight tomorrow along with 6 South Africans to participate in the IPL 2021.
The eight IPL franchises have decided to pool in and get the players currently participating in the Sri Lanka-South Africa series and CPL to UAE ahead of the resumption of the league.
“The teams have decided to pool in and get the players to UAE from the CPL as well as Sri Lanka. While one charter plane will carry the players from CPL, one will carry players who participated in the Sri Lanka-South Africa series in the Island Nation,” the source said.
Wanindu, Chameera and players coming from the South Africa-Sri Lanka series will undergo two-day isolation before they join their respective team bubbles. The bubble to bubble transfer means they will not need to quarantine for six days with an eye on COVID-19. Sources in the know of developments confirmed that the players will undergo isolation and get their COVID-19 test done before they join teammates in the bubble.
The 14th season, which was postponed in May this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a blockbuster clash between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians.