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Post the IPL 2021 suspension MS Dhoni has informed his CSK teammates that he will be the last person to board the flight back home. BCCI have suspended the IPL 2021 owing to the spike in COVID19 cases inside the bio bubble.

Though BCCI developed strict protocols for the bio bubble the players inside the bubble tested positive for COVID19. Times of Sports have listed the possible lppoholes of COVID19 breach inside the bio bubble whcih results in back to back positive cases among the players.

MS Dhoni delays in leaving IPL 2021 camp

In a virtual meeting with his teammates, Dhoni said that since the IPL is happening in India, the foreign players and support staff should get the preference to travel first to reach their homes abroad. And the Indian team players will later depart for home.

CSK organised a charter flight for its players from Delhi. A ten-seater flight carrying CSK players went to Rajkot and Mumbai in the morning while the evening charter plane dropped players from Bangalore and Chennai. Dhoni is scheduled to fly on Thursday evening to his home in Ranchi.

“Mahibhai said that he will be the last person to leave the hotel. He wanted foreigners to leave first, then the Indian players. He will be taking the last flight tomorrow when everyone reaches their home safe and secure,” a member of CSK told The Indian Express.

CSK organised a charter flight for its players from Delhi. A ten-seater flight carrying CSK players went to Rajkot and Mumbai in the morning while the evening charter plane dropped players from Bangalore and Chennai. Dhoni is scheduled to fly on Thursday evening to his home in Ranchi.

Teams like Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab also organised charter flights for its Indian players while Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad players boarded commercial flights to their respective destinations.

Many players took cabs to reach their respective destinations – from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and from Delhi to Punjab.

Three-day quarantine for Indian players

The BCCI has informed all Indian players and support staff that they will have to undergo three days of isolation at home and another RT-PCR Test will be conducted on the third day after their arrival.

UK players reach home

Eight of the 11 UK players who took part in IPL have reached their country. The other three – Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, and Chris Jordan – are expected to reach in a couple of days. Mooen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jason Roy, and Chris Woakes are the eight who have reached and are quarantining in government-approved hotels.

This also means that the players will be available for the Test series against New Zealand at home in June.

South Africans reached home

The 11 South African players have left for their country as there have been no restrictions imposed by their government on air travel.

They will be quarantined once they reach. Ab de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Marco Jansen, Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Chris Morris, David Miller, and Gerald Coetzee are the players in the tournament.

chartered flight Bangladesh players 

Shakib Al Hasan and Muztafizur Rahman will soon be taking a chartered flight back home from Delhi. Commercial flights from India have been banned by the Bangladesh government since April 24 and the players will have to undergo 14-day quarantine after they reach.