The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be playing two of their home games at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati in the upcoming edition of the T20 tournament. Rajasthan Royals will be hosting Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 5 and 9, respectively, in Guwahati.
AS per the release of the BCCI, both the games will be played in the evening, having an 8 p.m. start. The Rajasthan-based franchise will begin their IPL 2020 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 2.
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The franchise earlier decided to use the facilities at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium for a three-day camp that will help them get the hang of conditions in what will be their second home ground.
Speaking to IANS, sources close to RR’s management said that the players will train from Thursday to Saturday in Guwahati with Robin Uthappa. The training sessions will be overseen by Head of Cricket Zubin Bharucha, batting coach Amol Muzumdar and fielding coach Dishant Yagnik.
The source further added, “The boys will train from Thursday to Saturday with Uthappa definitely being a part of the camp. Some other big domestic names might be there, but it also depends on how they are placed with their Ranji Trophy teams which will be battling it out in the semi-finals. The whole idea is to get a hang of conditions because if we get the clearance from the court, it will be our second home ground.”
According to the BCCI release, six games will be played in the afternoon as they will be starting at 4 p.m. while the evening games will have a scheduled start of 8 p.m.