All members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, except for the 13 who examined constructive for Covid-19 early final week, have come out negative within the newest tests, the IPL workforce’s CEO KS Viswanathan stated on Tuesday.
Viswanathan had earlier acknowledged that even the 13, together with India seamer Deepak Chahar and India A batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, have been amongst those that returned negative in tests performed on Monday. He later revised his assertion.
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“All others, apart from the 13, have tested negative for Covid-19. They will have to undergo another test on Thursday, September 3. We are likely to start training on Friday, September 4,” Viswanathan stated from Dubai the place the workforce is predicated proper now. “Deepak and Ruturaj will complete their 14-day quarantine and then join training after two negative tests as per protocol.”
The 13 contaminated contingent members will probably be examined on the finish of their quarantine interval. The IPL begins on September 19, moved out of India this yr due to the raging pandemic. The improvement is a welcome reduction for some of the widespread IPL groups. Save for Chahar and Ruturaj, many of the members who examined constructive are from the social media workforce of the franchise and different workers who will not be associated to teaching duties.
Senior cricketer Suresh Raina has already returned dwelling as he was feeling a bit cautious with rising instances and wished to be along with his spouse and kids amid a household tragedy. The CSK is but to search any substitute for Raina.
While there have been talks about giving the franchise sufficient time to practice however there’s a chance that they are going to face defending champions Mumbai Indians within the IPL opener on September 19. It is learnt that IPL matches will probably be held in all three cities Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from the start of the league.