Abu Dhabi, Sep 11 (PTI) Star employees Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins will be available for Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL opener on September 23 after authorities in Abu Dhabi have accepted reduce the quarantine duration from 14 to 6 days, according to franchise CEO Venky Mysore.

Mysore stated negotiations were still on with the Abu Dhabi authorities to further reduce the quarantine duration.

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” While they are still working out with the authorities, we are reconciled to the fact that we may need to quarantine our 3 players,” Mysore was quoted as stating by ESPNcricinfo.

” They show up on September 17, but our very first video game is on September 23, by which time they would’ve completed their (six-day) quarantine. So it’s exercised well, and it’s good for the competition.”

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There are three gamers– Morgan, his England colleague Tom Banton and Australian pacer Cummins– who will be joining KKR’s team in the UAE capital a day after the third and last ODI on September 16 in Manchester. They are showing up on a chartered flight.

Abu Dhabi has stringent guidelines around people getting in the emirate from outside– at present a 14-day quarantine is compulsory. But the report stated a concession has been made in permitting gamers to train after six days as long as they remain inside the group bubble.

Dubai has no compulsory quarantine period unless the individual tests positive. So, those players travelling to Dubai will be offered to their groups from the first day of arrival.

This was likewise possible because these players have actually come from another bio-bubble (in Manchester), the report stated.

KKR and Mumbai Indians are the only 2 teams based in Abu Dhabi, and MI has no gamers can be found in from the continuous England-Australia ODI series. The six other teams are based in Dubai.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Sanjeev Churiwala too had validated players coming from the UK would not need to quarantine under IPL rules.

” What we did was put a strategy together and shared it with the medical group at the IPL.

” We told them, ‘they remain in a bio-secure bubble in UK. What if we brought them on a sanitised charter flight and we looked after all the elements of immigration, testing, contactless stuff and whatever to permit them to come right into a bubble here?’

“To provide credit to IPL, they took it really constructively and they have a written Standard procedure (SOP) for that, which says if you’re coming from a bubble to another bubble, you don’t require the obligatory quarantine duration,” said Mysore.

Mysore is likewise aiming for the same concerning their IPL-bound CPL players from Trinidad & Tobago.

The CPL ended on Thursday, and the players are going to fly out to the UAE on Saturday. KKR have Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Chris Green joining them from Trinidad.