Teams undergo COVID-19 tests ahead of Mushtaq Ali Trophy knockouts

Dubai: The quarter-finalists of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Motera from January 26 have undergone their COVID-19 tests and ended their brief quarantine period. They will begin practice from Sunday.

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The teams that have qualified for the knockouts are Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Baroda, Bihar and Rajasthan.

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While Baroda and Himachal Pradesh, who played their league games in Vadodara were the first to arrive, the other teams arrived soon after.

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The players underwent COVID-19 tests on arrival and all have been cleared.

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“They will begin full practice sessions from Sunday as they have ended their brief quarantine period,” an official said.

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Karnataka will face Punjab in the first quarter-final while Tamil Nadu will play Himachal Pradesh in the second quarter-final on January 26.

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On January 27, Haryana will play Baroda in the third quarter-final. Their match will be followed by Bihar v Rajasthan.

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The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy knockouts will be the first competitive matches to be played at the revamped Motera Stadium.

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