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Hotel quarantine stopping Big Bash imports from training

Strikers star Rashid Khan won’t get out of hotel quarantine untinl days before the Big Bash opener (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Strikers star Rashid Khan won’t get out of hotel quarantine untinl days before the Big Bash opener (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Big Bash imports are being subjected to strict quarantine rules leaving them unable to train and some, like star spinner Rashid Khan, won’t exit until just days before their opening match as officials jump another COVID-19 hurdle.

Khan only arrived in Australia on Monday and will have to complete a full 14-day hotel quarantine before linking up with his Adelaide Strikers teammates three days before the first match in Hobart on December 11.

The release of the full BBL fixture on Monday included games in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in January with officials confident they have structured the season in a way which ensures they can “get in” to any states with ongoing border restrictions.

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Chartered planes will be used until the safety of players can be guaranteed on commercial flights and Big Bash boss Alistair Dobson conceded it was a large added expense but a neccesasary one to “deliver the matches we have scheduled”.

While the touring Indian players were given exemptions to train and prepare for the limited overs series against Australia which begins on Friday, individual players arriving for the Big Bash were not.

Clubs have signed internationals players from England, the West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan and Dobson said it remained a “24/7 project” to get them in for the start of the season on December 10.

There are currently 12 players and a coach already in Australian completing quarantine, but most only arrived last weekend and will be limited to four or five days preparation with their teammates.

England’s James Vince is one of a dozen players stuck in hotel quarantine before the Big Bash (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)
England’s James Vince is one of a dozen players stuck in hotel quarantine before the Big Bash (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)

The West Indies are in New Zealand for T20 and Test series. The trans-Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand should allow any Big Bash bound players to enter the country without serving quarantine.

“There are some players that have arrived ands are doing their 14 days. They are in the regular overseas quarantine in different states. ,” Dobson said.

“It will be a different preparation, it will be tough on a number of levels. But the importance of that process is crticial to the country.”

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Kim Kardashian kisses Kanye West as he surprises her with recreation at EVERY one of her past birthdays at 40th bash

KIM Kardashian was shocked by husband Kanye West and the rest of her family when she unknowingly stepped into an incredible surprise 40th birthday bash. 

The couple appeared in good spirits as they shared a kiss at the elaborate party – which was a recreation of each past birthday the SKIMS founder has ever had. 

Kim and Kanye shared a sweet kiss at her surprise 40th birthday party

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Kim and Kanye shared a sweet kiss at her surprise 40th birthday party Credit: E! Networks
The Yeezy mogul appeared to be in good spirits as he smiled with his wife

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The Yeezy mogul appeared to be in good spirits as he smiled with his wife Credit: E! Networks
The reality star was stunned at the surprise bash planned by her family

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The reality star was stunned at the surprise bash planned by her family Credit: E! Networks
Kim's favorite childhood diner was recreated at the event

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Kim’s favorite childhood diner was recreated at the event Credit: E! Networks
Each of Kim's past parties - including her favorite diner - were reimagined

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Each of Kim’s past parties – including her favorite diner – were reimagined Credit: E! Networks

In typical Kardashian fashion, no expense was spared to celebrate Kim’s big day.

Family matriarch Kris Jenner, 64, planned the pricey soiree along with A-list event guru, Mindy Weiss, but made sure strict COVID-19 guidelines were followed. 

In addition to staff of the event wearing masks, everyone working and attending had to take a coronavirus test prior to entering. 

The SKIMS founder was told she was being taken to a photoshoot and was speechless when she arrived at the Los Angeles venue. 

Kris proudly showed off specific party details to a grinning Kanye

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Kris proudly showed off specific party details to a grinning Kanye Credit: E! Networks
Kim's first car from her 16th birthday was purchased for the event

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Kim’s first car from her 16th birthday was purchased for the event Credit: E! Networks
Home videos were projected on the walls throughout the event

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Home videos were projected on the walls throughout the event Credit: E! Networks
The diner replicated Kim's 8th birthday party

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The diner replicated Kim’s 8th birthday party Credit: E! Networks

“What the f**k is this?” She asked in the back of the car. 

After she got out of the SUV, a voice over from her dad, the late Robert Kardashian, began playing outside the entrance. 

As a nod to her very first birthday party, a pair of white ponies stood outside the door to greet the birthday girl as she walked in. 

“I would cry but I am so in shock. And don’t want to ruin my makeup,” the stunned reality star said as she walked into the bash. 

Kourtney, Kendall, Khloe and Kylie recreated a childhood dance for Kim

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Kourtney, Kendall, Khloe and Kylie recreated a childhood dance for KimCredit: E! Networks
Kim joined in with her sisters during the family dance number

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Kim joined in with her sisters during the family dance number Credit: E! Networks
The sisters copied the exact moves from an old home video

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The sisters copied the exact moves from an old home video Credit: E! Networks

The mom-of-four admitted the second she heard her father’s voice, she “knew what was going on.” 

“This isn’t a photoshoot,” Kim exclaimed as she walked into a room of her closest family and friends waiting. 

Kim – who stunned in a skintight shimmering gold dress – walked right into her husbands arms.

“Oh my god you’re here? This is why I couldn’t find you,” she exclaimed to Kanye during the big reveal. 

Two ponies lined the entrance as a nod to Kim's very first birthday party

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Two ponies lined the entrance as a nod to Kim’s very first birthday party Credit: E! Networks
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