Delhi Capitals (DC) players arrived in Mumbai on March 23 for the mandatory week-long quarantine ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season until March 30.
Delhi Capitals players, including Umesh Yadav, pacer Ishant Sharma with his wife and professional basketball player Pratima Singh, leg-spinner Amit Mishra, and all-rounder Lalit Yadav have been staying at the team hotel in Mumbai.
According to the standard operating procedure (SOP) released by the BCCI, it is obligatory for all players, management, and the support team who join the bubble must go through a week-long quarantine in their respective rooms. During their quarantine, each person will get tested several times.h
The players will be under a week-long of strict quarantine before they being training in Mumbai. The Delhi Capitals will clash with Chennai Super Kings in their first match of this IPL season at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on April 10.
The DC team took to social media to announce the arrival of their star players with captioning it as “We were absolutely thrilled to see some of our DC stars arrive for #IPL2021 last night Star-struck. Not long to go before #WeRoarTogether.”
With DC players ready to enter the bio-secure bubble to prepare for the IPL 14, a DC source informed PTI that the vaccination might begin with the Indian players.
“We have spoken to the BCCI, which in turn is in talks with the Union Health Ministry, especially now that the Olympic-bound athletes are/will be getting the vaccine,” as said by a DC source.
“The foreign players may not get the nod… they have initiated conversations and for the Indian players to start off with,” he further added.
With a sudden spike in COVID cases across the nation, the players have been placed under strict quarantine measures followed by multiple checkups and vaccination. As DC players check in their hotel rooms in Mumbai on March 23, they will undergo a week-long quarantine with strict compliance with the SOPs laid by BCCI.