Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings are still waiting for approval from the authorities in the UAE to land in Dubai for IPL 2021.
The team is scheduled to leave for the UAE on 13th August and are hopeful of getting the approval to travel as confirmed by the CEO of the side. The players and the staff members of Chennai Super Kings are already in quarantine to ensure a safe trip for everyone.
CEO of Chennai Super Kings, Kasi Viswanathan said, “We need approval from the UAE government to land there and that is something we are waiting for. Our crew is already in quarantine as per the SOP and everyone is ready. The BCCI is looking to get us the approval and we are hoping to get the green signal by tomorrow.”
The remainder of the IPL 2021 is scheduled to start from 19th September with CSK taking on Mumbai Indians in the first game of the second phase of the tournament.
The BCCI is constantly working to get permission to land in the UAE and depart on the originally scheduled date that is 13th August. If the authorities deny the approval, then the travel plans for the team will be delayed for a few days.
Proper measures will be taken in the middle-east country to ensure the safety of players and staff members of every franchise from the Covid-19 virus. The authorities will be using contact tracing devices and efficient bio-bubbles for a smooth flow of the marquee Indian T20 competition.
Before the tournament was suspended indefinitely earlier this year, Delhi Capitals were leading the points table with 12 points in eight fixtures. Along with DC, CSK, RCB and MI also managed to occupy a spot for themselves in the top four of the points table.