IPL 2020: Virat Kohli hits the gym as Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals arrive in UAE – in pictures

Players in quarantine as they wait to begin training

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli wasted no time preparing for IPL 2020 as he hit the gym after arriving in the Dubai.

A majority of players from all franchises are in the UAE and are in quarantine as they wait to clear their virus tests before they can be allowed to begin outdoor training.

On Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals players made it to Dubai. All eight franchises are now in the country and can begin preparations for the rescheduled T20 tournament.

Meanwhile, RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala hoped players from Australia and England can avoid quarantine when they land in the UAE.

Players from the two teams will be involved in the limited-overs series in England that ends three days before the start of the IPL in the UAE on September 19.

Churiwala hopes players from the two teams can walk straight into the tournament as they would have already been in a bio-secure bubble in England.

The rescheduled IPL season will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from September 19 to November 10.

The tournament was moved to the UAE due to the health situation in India caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While the IPL will be played in a bio-secure environment, the Emirates Cricket Board hopes fans will be allowed at the venues at some stage.


Venues in UAE that will host the IPL