IPL 2021: KKR leaves for Chennai in chartered flight


Two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders launched into the journey to Chennai on Thursday for its first three matches of the 14th version of the Indian Premier League.

Barring the trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson and Pat Cummins, who’re already quarantining on the crew lodge in Chennai, the complete crew and administration took a day chartered flight from Mumbai.

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KKR will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in its opening match of the season at Chepauk on Sunday.

The Eoin Morgan-led aspect may even tackle Mumbai Indians (April 13) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 18) in Chennai.

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After the Chennai leg, KKR will return to Mumbai after which head to Ahmedabad and Bengaluru for the concluding leg.

Keeping in thoughts the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPL is being held in a caravan format with not one of the franchises attending to play at their respective dwelling venues.

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