Two-time <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2020">IPL</a> champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/kolkata-knight-riders/news/">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> will have the services of both England captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/eoin-morgan/">Eoin Morgan</a> and Australia speedster <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/">Pat Cummins</a> for their season opener, the franchise CEO Venky Mysore has said. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>, KKR have negotiated a six-day quarantine in Abu Dhabi -- as opposed to the mandatory usual 14 for their foreign recruits who are yet to join them in the UAE. <p></p> <p></p>The relaxation means Morgan, Cummins and England batsman Tom Banton will be available for selection when KKR play their first game on September 23 against defending champions Mumbai Indians/ <p></p> <p></p>All three are currently involved in a bilateral ODI series between England and Australia which will end on September 16. The thirteenth season of IPL is scheduled to start three days later. <p></p> <p></p>"While they are still negotiating with the authorities, we are reconciled to the fact that we may have to quarantine our three players," Mysore told <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>. <p></p> <p></p>"They arrive on September 17, but our first game is on September 23, by which time they would've finished their [concessional six-day] quarantine. So it's worked out well, and it's good for the tournament," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Mysore also revealed that those players who will be entering the IPL bubble from another bio-secure environment including from England and Australia limited-overs series or the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League, will not be expected to undergo the mandatory quarantine. <p></p> <p></p>"What we did was put a plan together and shared it with the medical team at the IPL," Mysore said. "We told them, 'they're in a bio-secure bubble in UK. What if we brought them on a sanitised charter flight and we took care of all the elements of immigration, testing, contactless stuff and everything to allow them to come right into a bubble here?' To give credit to IPL, they took it very constructively and they have a written Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for that, which says if you're coming from a bubble to another bubble, you don't need the mandatory quarantine period." <p></p> <p></p>Last month, several members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent were tested positive for the coronavirus including two cricketers.