Delhi Capitals will leave for the UAE on Saturday to play the remaining part of the Indian Premier League 2021. Reportedly, they are yet to take a call on the captaincy.
DC to Leave For UAE
The IPL 14 season that was paused due to second wave of the Covid-19 in India will be now played in the UAE from September 19. For the remaining leg of the league, the Delhi Capitals side will be leaving India on Saturday. An official from the franchise informed, “Delhi Capitals will leave on Saturday early morning to UAE for IPL 2021. The team will leave from Delhi with domestic players and officials. Domestic players are already in quarantine in the national capital and they will be quarantined in UAE for a week. Post quarantine their camp will be starting.”
Captaincy Dilemma For DC
However, the franchise is yet to finalize the captain for the second half of this year’s IPL. The regular skipper of the Capitals Shreyas Iyer could not play the first leg due to injury. In his place, Rishabh Pant was made the captain of Delhi Capitals for the season. Now Iyer is almost match-fit and will be able to join the team. On the other hand, the side had a good run in the first half of the tournament which is why the franchise is now unable to take a call on the captain yet for the remaining part of IPL.
The official explained, “Shreyas Iyer is already in UAE with a fitness coach and the rest of the players from India, South Africa and England will join the team after their international assignments are over. The captain issue is still undecided, either it will be Pant or Iyer, the team management has not yet decided on this.”
The BCCI has shared a 46-page health advisory that gives details about all the protocols to be followed by everyone associated with the IPL. Mumbai Indians and CSK have already reached UAE meanwhile.