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Morgan, Cummins will be available for 1st match: KKR CEO

Morgan, Cummins
 ABU DHABI, Sept 11: Star recruits Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins will be available for Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL opener on September 23 after authorities in Abu Dhabi have agreed to shorten the quarantine period from 14 to six days, according to franchise CEO Venky Mysore.

 Mysore said negotiations were still on with the Abu Dhabi authorities to further shorten the quarantine


“While they are still negotiating with the authorities, we are reconciled to the fact that we may have to quarantine our three players,” Mysore was

quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“They arrive on September 17, but our first game is on September 23, by which time they would’ve finished their (six-day) quarantine. So it’s worked out well, and it’s good for the tournament.”

There are three players – Morgan, his England teammate Tom Banton and Australian pacer Cummins – who will be joining KKR’s squad in the UAE capital a day after the third and final ODI on September 16 in Manchester. They are arriving on a chartered flight.

Abu Dhabi has strict rules around people entering the emirate from outside – at present a 14-day quarantine is mandatory. But the report said a concession has been made in allowing players to train after six days as long as they remain inside the team bubble. – PTI

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