IPL 2021: KKR hires ‘super luxury jet’ to board Russell, Narine and others to team base in Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to welcome a trio of their international stars as they ramp up preparation for the upcoming IPL 2021 Phase 2. Following the conclusion of CPL 2021, West Indian duo Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are on their way to UAE along with New Zealand wicket-keeper Tim Seifert. The franchise have made no shortage in their arrangements to get their stars on board and hired a luxury jet to ferry their stars from the Caribbean to the UAE.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made some posh arrangements for their CPL 2021 stars to arrive in UAE, as they boarded a private jet to join up with the camp. With the IPL 2021 Phase 2 allowing the bubble to bubble transfer, the players will quarantine and undergo testing for two days before joining up with the rest of the squad. The players looked excited as they made their journey in the luxury jets hired by KKR to ensure the safety and comfort of the players. Narine and Seifert are part of KKR’s CPL franchise the Tringao Knight Riders, who were knocked out in the semi-final, while Andre Russell’s Jamaica Tallawahs failed to finish in the top four.

KKR will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Eoin Morgan, who himself arrived in UAE a day earlier, will look to turn around their poor Phase 1 form and make it to the playoffs after two seasons without a top-four finish. KKR have been dealt with massive blows with Shubman Gill nursing an injury, while Pat Cummins has withdrawn from the tournament. The management has recruited another Kiwi in Tim Southee to replace him, in what is the only change in their contingent.