The 13th season of the Indian Premier League is all set to go underway on September 18. Players have already arrived in the UAE to serve the quarantine period before the tournament begins.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the host country was changed from India to the UAE for IPL 2020. The most exciting T-20 club tournament is almost upon us. Other than Aussie and English players who are currently participating in the Australia tour of England 2020, rest all players have arrived. The remaining players will join their colleagues on Sept 17.
Usually, IPL organises home and away round-robin fixtures. However, this season, only three cities will host the tournaments. All clubs have picked a luxury hotel to stay at during the tournament.
Here are all the details about where IPL clubs are staying in UAE this season.
8. Rajasthan Royals – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
The winners of the first-ever IPL trophy, Rajasthan Royals have booked the One&Only Royal Mirage. The Dubai based resort is situated on Palm Island. It has a gorgeous view of Palm Island bay at the front.
The resort has a 0.6 miles long private beachfront and over 65 acres of beautiful greenery. The players will stay in the bio-bubble following the quarantine protocols. This beautiful resort is a mere 20 minutes drive away from the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa.
7. Kings XI Punjab – Sofitel Palm, Dubai
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Kings XI Punjab has a very promising squad this season. They must be looking forward to winning the trophy this year. They have booked the fancy Sofitel Palm Hotel in Dubai for the IPL 2020 season. The hotel is located at the shores of Arabian Gulf. Sofitel hotels are renowned globally for their stunning “french touch” in the architecture and designing.
The team has recruited big-name foreign players such as Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle, Jimmy Neesham and Chris Jordan. Captain KL Rahul would take this opportunity to lead the team to their first-ever IPL trophy. Currently, players are staying at Sofitel Palm following the quarantine protocols.
6. Chennai Super Kings – Taj Hotel, Dubai
The 3-time winners of IPL trophy have gone with the Indian taste in UAE. CSK has booked a Taj Hotel in Dubai for the IPL 2020 season. The massive hotel has a total of 296 rooms. It is located quite near to Burj Khalifa. The hotel is well-renowned for its Indian culinary expertise.
Domestic players would be more pleased than overseas players to be staying at the Taj, Dubai. Shane Watson gave us a glimpse of a beautiful view from the windows of his room at the Taj hotel on his Instagram. After retiring from international cricket, the captain MS Dhoni and key player S. Raina will play for the first time in IPL 2020. Can CSK win another trophy?
5. Mumbai Indians – St. Regis, Abu Dhabi
The 4-time winners of IPL, Mumbai Indians have chosen St. Regis, Abu Dhabi as their ‘home’ in UAE. The hotel is located in the Al Khubeirah region. It occupies 17 floors of the Nation Towers. The rather sophisticated-looking hotel is a beautiful place to stay at. Rohit Sharma and company will be looking forward to adding another IPL trophy to their records.
4. Delhi Capitals – Palace Downtown, Dubai
The Delhi based club has booked Palace Downtown Hotel, Dubai, UAE for the IPL 2020 campaign. The luxury hotel overlooks the stunning Dubai fountain. It is situated close to Burj khalifa. It has an amazing gym and spa for the guests. Players must be feeling happy to serve their quarantine period at the beautiful Place Downtown Hotel. Shreyas Iyer will be eager to win the series with the help of his teammates. Delhi Capitals have never won the IPL trophy, will this be their year?
3. Sunrisers Hyderabad – Ritz Carlton, Dubai
The winners of the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad have booked Ritz Carlton. Located in the heart of Dubai, it is one of the fanciest hotels in the world. Ritz Carlton is known for world-class luxury services globally.
It has 7 restaurants, indoors and outdoors swimming pools and a well-equipped gym. David Warner will lead the team from Hyderabad in IPL 2020. With balanced bowling and batting talents in the team, SRH might end the season as eventual winners.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders – Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi
Kolkata Knight Riders too just like their rivals from Hyderabad have gone for a Ritz Carlton hotel. KKR has booked Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi for the IPL 2020 season. KKR has won the competition twice and will be looking to add the third trophy to their records. The huge hotel has all the modern facilities.
KKR is one of the two teams to stay in Abu Dhabi. Dinesh Karthik is the chosen captain for KKR during the IPL 2020 campaign. He along with the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins and Nitish Rana will be looking to win the trophy this year.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore – Waldorf Astoria, Dubai
The Royal lads of Bangalore have arrived in UAE for IPL 2020. RCB has chosen the stunning Waldorf Astoria hotel. It is situated in the famous Palm Jumeirah. The hotel is very close to KXIP’s Sofitel hotel.
RCB has been one of the unluckiest teams in the history of IPL. Despite having a great squad and dominating their opponents, RCB has somehow managed to never win an IPL title. The Virat Kohli led team will be looking forward to finally lifting the famous trophy.