IPL in UAE: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting touches down in Dubai

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has arrived in Dubai ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

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The former Australia skipper and cricketing legend touched down in the UAE on Thursday and was snapped by the team in their hotel before undergoing his isolation period.

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“Welcome to Dubai, @RickyPonting,” Delhi Capitals tweeted.

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Earlier on Sunday, Delhi Capitals Indian players and members of support staff reached Dubai for the tournament.

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Ponting will now join the players in undergoing a mandatory quarantine which is in line with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

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Also, they will be undergoing RT-PCR tests on Day 1, 3, and 6 of their seven-day quarantine, after which all the players who return a negative report for all three tests will be entering the bio-bubble.

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“My view for the next six days, hotel quarantine is officially underway,” Ponting tweeted.

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The 13th edition of the IPL will be played for 53 days, from September 19 to November 10, across three venues in the UAE — Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.

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