Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah, and batsman Suryakumar Yadav have arrived in Abu Dhabi on a charter flight, according to the franchise.
The trio was part of the Indian Test squad in England and will play the remainder of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), which begins on September 19.
They will now be quarantined for six days before joining the Mumbai Indians squad. Rohit, Surya, and Bumrah tested negative for COVID-19 both before and after their flight from Manchester to Abu Dhabi.
#MumbaiIndians flew in three of its Indian contingent members, captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, to Abu Dhabi on a private charter flight.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 11, 2021
“Three members of the Mumbai Indians’ Indian contingent, captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, flew to Abu Dhabi on a private charter flight. The trio, along with their families, arrived this morning and will now be subjected to a 6-day hard quarantine beginning today, according to the IPL’s guidelines “Mumbai Indians issued a statement on Saturday.
“Prior to departure, all members had returned negative RT PCR results. Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, a new RT PCR test was performed, which also came back negative “The franchise was added.
aavaaj houu d, Paltan
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 25, 2021
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore announced that skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Siraj will fly to the UAE on a charter flight on Sunday.
The players are leaving for the UAE early after the fifth and final Test between India and England was cancelled due to the discovery of a Covid-19 positive case in the Indian camp.
Yogesh Parmar, an assistant physiotherapist, tested positive just a few days after head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and fielding coach R Sridhar.
Meanwhile, the IPL 2021 season, which was postponed in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume on September 19 in Dubai with a blockbuster match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians.