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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Are the First to Reach UAE

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday became the first franchises to leave for IPL 2020 to be held in the UAE.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 20 Aug 2020 12:54 PM GMT

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Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday became the first franchises to leave for IPL 2020 to be held in the UAE. The 13th edition of IPL is set to begin from September 19. However, Rajasthan Royals became one of the first teams to reach Dubai, along with Kings XI Punjab for the Indian Premier League 2020, scheduled to take place from September 19.

https://twitter.com/rajasthanroyals/status/1296320395595800577

KXIP’s official handle shared pictures and videos of the players and support staff inside the Dubai-bound aircraft as well as afterwards, dressed in PPE kits and adhering to safety measures.

https://twitter.com/lionsdenkxip/status/1296320451262574593

https://twitter.com/klrahul11/status/1296360644556410880

https://twitter.com/MdShami11/status/1296301359008894976

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are scheduled to leave for the UAE on August 21, a day after their six-day camp in Chennai to train for the tournament.

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The tournament was moved out of India due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to shift the 13th edition of the IPL to the UAE which will be played for 53 days. From September 19 to November 10, across three venues — Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.

The final match is scheduled to be played on a weekday, i.e. Tuesday, for the first time in the history of the T20 tournament.

This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual.

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