New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson has said that there is a “little bit of apprehension” as he gears up to leave for the UAE on Thursday to compete in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League, beginning from September 19 and will conclude on November 10.
He is quite concerned after thirteen members of team Chennai Super Kings contingent, including two players, tested positive for the COVID-19.
That’s part of the reason why they made every team stay at a different hotel,” Williamson told ‘Radio New Zealand’
But obviously that’s bad news. You don’t want to hear anybody has COVID. I hear they are predominantly asymptomatic so hopefully, through another lockdown period, they can come through and will be okay.
Later he added,
Obviously there’s a little bit of apprehension, certainly as you get nearer to the time. Now it’s two days out you start thinking you do have to be extremely vigilant and disciplined.
The 13th edition of Indian Premier League will be played across three cities of UAE Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi due to coronavirus pandemic. Players are following all the safety protocols set by the board and their respective Franchise’s and are preparing to give their best in the tournament concluded on November 10, 2020.