The IPL 2020 is all set to be played from September 19 to November 8 in the UAE due to the rising coronavirus cases in India.
Ajinkya Rahane wants his wife & daughter to be along with him in the UAE during the IPL but keeping in mind the health risk amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, he won’t have any issue if the BCCI prohibits player’s families from travelling to the UAE. The IPL 2020 is all set to be played from September 19 to November 8 in the UAE due to the rising coronavirus cases in India.
Rahane quoted as saying, “As an individual, you take COVID-19 situation aside, you would want your family to travel with you, but because of this situation, safety is important, safety of your wife, family and daughter, obviously safety of your teammates is really important”.
“Right now, I feel first health and then cricket is really important. We had a good 4-5 months with our family (during the lockdown).” Rahane said that the decision to allow the players families to travel to UAE for the IPL lies completely with the BCCI & the franchise owners.
He further added, “As I said, safety of our family, safety of our players and safety of each and every individual is important. The decision is completely up to the franchises and the BCCI”. “But as I said, there is still corona around, you got to think about each and every individual, think about your family especially about my wife and daughter. Safety is really important,” he said.
Rahane is now a crucial part of the Delhi Capitals franchise & will play in the upcoming IPL edition for DC. He is very much excited to hit the pitch after a long time & he said that he is very much keen to play with the exciting bunch of DC players under the coaching of head coach Ricky Ponting.
“I am really excited to play for Delhi Capitals. I got an opportunity. Last year when I was playing for Hamphsire, Delhi Capitals asked me if I was interested in playing for them. I took my time and I thought it’s an opportunity for me to learn something new. To take my game forward, to take my T20 game forward,” he said.
“He further said that at that time my complete focus to play under the guidance of Dada & Ricky Ponting so that I could learn many new things. As a cricketer what more you want”, he added.