Defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday as the IPL resumes.
The BCCI chief denied that the upcoming Indian Premier League had played any part in the cancellation of the final Test between England and India.
Several cricket commentators, mostly British, have said that the cancellation had to do with the IPL and the huge money involved in the tournament.
The seven players will now be serving a six-day hard quarantine, as per IPL protocols, during which they will be tested thrice.
Aiden Markram has been named Malan's replacement in the Punjab Kings squad.
Rohit reached Abu Dhabi on a charter flight along with his Mumbai Indians teammates Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav.
The trio was part of the Indian Test squad in England.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan suggested that Indian players were "petrified" of testing positive ahead of the IPL.
The onus is on Sanju to make an impression in the IPL.
The IPL 2021 resumes in the UAE on September 19.