IPL 2020: Ahead of the tournament, Mumbai Indians give Fans A Peak Into Their Team Room

IPL 2020: Ahead of the tournament, Mumbai Indians give Fans A Peak Into Their Team Room

IPL 2020 is all set to start from September 19. All the teams have reached UAE for these matches. However, this year the festivities and excitement are a little subdued. The reason being the coronavirus outbreak.

As a matter of fact, the tournament too had to be pushed from March to September and also the venue has been changed from India to UAE. Players have to strictly follow the social distancing guidelines during this period and even adhere to compulsory quarantine period. 

To help the players of Mumbai Indians bond with their teammates during this quartine/isolation period, the team franchisee has created a sprawling recreation centre which is synced with their secured bio bubble.

The Team Room which is also called as 'ONE FAMILY' spans over 15,000 sq ft. This room was first opened on Sunday and consists of a theatre, pool table, karaoke area and lounge. There are also plenty of fun games being organised for players to help them unwind and bond with their fellow team members.

Members of the Mumbai Indians Squad, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya took to the social media to share pictures from this bio bubble and giving us a quick sneak peek of this one of a kind team room. Director of Cricket Operations for Mumbai Indians, Zaheer Khan, also spoke the plush team room. 

Even the Mumbai Indians handle on Twitter had posted pictures on social media of the recreation room and the facilities.

Mumbai Indians has lifted the cup four times so far is a strong team to route for. The skipper Rohit Sharma had earlier also shared pictures of the first training session of the team, which was held last Friday.  

Recently a piece of shocking news was released when 12 people from the Chennai Super Kings squad had tested positive for Coronavirus. BCCI has put in very stringent guidelines for the teams to follow to ensure that this year's tournament takes place smoothly. However, despite these efforts, the team and the support staff had managed to contract with the virus. 

As a part of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the BCCI, all the players and support staff have to take six-day quarantine after arriving in the UAE. Furthermore, they have to get RT-PCR tests on Day 1, 3 and 6 of the quarantine. This is apart from the tests that the team and its support staff may have taken before taking off. There are also coronavirus tests scheduled for teams during the tournament.

The team of Mumbai Indians too had got these tests done and is now started with the practice sessions. The schedule for the thirteenth edition of IPL has not been revealed as yet.