Afghanistan’s star player Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman who is a crucial part of the SRH franchise is yet to arrive in the UAE due to issues with his entry visa. With the second phase of the IPL 2021 to commence from September 19 and SRH set to play their first game on September 22, it is likely that Mujeeb will miss first few matches of the UAE leg of the IPL 2021.
A source close to SRH said that there is uncertainty around the date of Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman’s arrival but added that they are working on the issue. He said: “It is still being worked on, and there is no clear date as to when Mujeeb can join his franchise. His entry visa is still being worked on and there should be an update soon.”
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan & Mohammad Nabi arrives in the UAE to join the SRH squad
Meanwhile, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman’s teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have already arrived in the UAE and are undergoing their mandatory seven-day quarantine. Rashid Khan & Mohammad Nabi would be available for selection for SRH’s opening match of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals.
The overseas players who are playing in the CPL 2021 & the series between South Africa and Sri Lanka will undergo two days of mandatory quarantine & COVID-19 test before joining their respective bio-bubbles.
“The players coming in from the bubbles in CPL and from the SA vs SL 2021 series will undergo two days of isolation. They will come in and go into their rooms on the first day, they will then get tested the next day, and once the results come in, they will join the squad members in the bubble,” the source told ANI.
The SunRisers Hyderabad are currently lagging on the bottom of the IPL 2021 Points table after registering just a single win in the first phase of the IPL 2021 held in India. They need to step up & win each & every match in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 if they are looking ahead to qualify for the playoffs. The SRH team will start their campaign against Delhi Capitals on September 22 in Dubai.
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