BCCI has received an "in principle" government approval to take the IPL to the UAE and the franchises have started to quarantine their players. All the 8 teams will soon initiate Covid-19 testing protocols for their players and support staff. While the Mumbai Indians has quarantined the Indian players at its base, some franchises are arranging Covid-19 tests for the players in their respective cities before heading for departure bases at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru to fly to the UAE. A BCCI official told PTI that while two tests are mandatory, most franchises will have at least four tests done before leaving India. As instructed by the BCCI, all the franchises will be leaving India in chartered flights after August 20th.