MS Dhoni boarded the chartered plane to Chennai on Friday afternoon. He was spotted wearing a mask and yellow t-shirt.
They have gone to Chennai to attend Chennai Super Kings’s six-day training camp that will start on August 15 and end on August 20.
As per the reports from ANI, the 3-time IPL Champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will leave for UAE on August 21 for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
It is learned that Dubai will be the base camp for the three-time IPL champions.
The team is planning to take 8-10 net bowlers along with them, but nothing has been finalised yet.
Various CSK players took to Instagram to share photos.
Posting the picture on Instagram, Raina wrote, “Thank you so much @vistara for taking us to Chennai!!!”
The camp will be attended by CSK skipper MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu and Harbhajan Singh at MA Chidambaram stadium. Ravindra Jadeja will miss the session due to personal reasons.The franchise, few days ago, got permission from the Tamil Nadu government to train at the stadium before leaving for Dubai on August 21.
According to Times of India, none of the players of CSK would have to go through a two-week quarantine period upon reaching Chennai.
The national daily reported that the camp has been organised because Dhoni wanted players to do some practise before going to Dubai.
CSK players will not be allowed to go anywhere in the city, except the ground. Besides, no foreign recruits and support staff can be brought in for the training.
The team will start practicing at Chepauk mostly by August 16.
IPL 13 is set to start from September 19 and will be played across 53 days, with the final on 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.
Earlier, IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel had confirmed that the board has got government approval to conduct IPL in the UAE.
This time, both the afternoon and evening matches will be played half-an-hour earlier than usual.
IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10, 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST.