England and Australia players likely to miss the first week of the league

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England and Australia’s players who will be going to feature in Upcoming IPL are probably missing the first week’s action of the cricket biggest league(Indian Premier League). Both of the teams will play 3 T20 internationals and 3 one day internationals from 4-16 September at Southampton and Manchester respectively.

The venue for the action-packed T20 international between England and Australia will be held at the Ageas Bowl on 4, 6, and 8 September, while the Old Trafford will host ODI matches at 11, 13, and 16 September respectively.

The latest reports claimed that the players will arrive at UAE is 17 or 18 September and as per the IPL SOP, players will go through to will be quarantine phase for six days, and the RT-PCR tests will be done on days 1, 3, and 6.

There will be no participation of any players in IPL 2020 from England and Australia for few matches.

There will be a total of 29 players who are a part of eight different IPL franchise from England and Australia.

The big names from England and Australia who will likely miss the starting phase of IPL 2020 are David Warner, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, and Jos Butler.

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England Cricket Board and Cricket Australia have issued a joint release in which they informed that the series will be played behind the closed door. The Australian team will likely arrive in England on 24 August.

There will be 50-over intra-squad practice games and three T20 warm-up matches before the start of the series for the Australian team.

Tom Harrison who is the chief executive officer of England Cricket Board said: “We owe a significant debt of gratitude to the players, staff, and administrators of Cricket Australia for their efforts in getting this tour underway.

“Their co-operation to ensure these matches are staged is crucial to cricket in this country. It will also provide much-needed financial aid at all levels of cricket in England and Wales as we work through the challenges in front of us.”

Harrison further added “The ECB in these COVID-19 times has been able to schedule 18 international games across formats”

“I’m very proud of what our game has achieved, and that cricket is seen as the standard-bearers in developing bio-secure sporting events to the highest of standards.”

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The Cricket Australia interim Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hockley have further added on upcoming England and Australia series: “We would also like to thank the Australian Government for granting travel exemptions for the Australian men’s team, as well as all those who have worked tirelessly to put together a plan that allows for the tour to progress in a bio-secure way.”

(Schedule of T20 Internationals) Venue:(Ageas Bowl)

  1. 1st T20I: September 4 (10.30 pm IST)
  2. 2nd T20I: September 6 (6.30 pm IST)
  3. 3rd T20I: September 8 (10.30 pm IST)

(Schedule of ODIs) Venue:(Manchester)

  1. 1st ODI: September 11 (5.30 pm IST)
  2. 2nd ODI: September 13 (5.30 pm IST)
  3. 3rd ODI: September 16 (5.30 pm IST)

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