West Indies cricketers arrive in UAE for IPL

Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul after arriving in Dubai for IPL 2020. 

Star players from the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are arriving in the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament.

Sunil Narine and Andre Russell arrived in Abu Dhabi to link with the Kolkata Knight Riders squad.

Narine played for 2020 Champions Trinbago Knight Riders, while Russell was in action for the Jamaica Tallawahs.

With them were KKR head coachm Brendon McCullum, the head coach of the CPL champion team the Trinbago Knight Riders, and Guyana Amazon Warriors’ skipper, Chris Green.

Meanwhile, TKR skipper Kieron Pollard and his family, along with Amazon Warriors all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, have arrived in Abu Dhabi to join the Mumbai Indians.

Earlier on Sunday morning, the Delhi Capitals pair of Keemo Paul and Shimron Hetmyer arrived in Dubai.

Both represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL.

All players and team personnel are required to undertake a six-day quarantine period after landing in the United Arab Emirates.

Everyone must be tested three times for COVID-19.

Once they have tested negative for the virus, they can commence training in the UAE with their teammates.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will play the Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the season.

Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play Kings XI Punjab in their opening match on September 20.

The KKR will then take on the Mumbai Indians in their opening match of the 2020 IPL tournament on September 23.