CSK all-rounder Suresh Raina pulls out of IPL attributable to ‘personal reasons’


New Delhi, August 29

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Suresh Raina has pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) citing “personal reasons”, the franchise stated on Saturday even because it emerged {that a} second participant within the crew has examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The participant who has examined optimistic is a right-handed top-order batsman, who has been part of India A crew within the current previous and is a prolific performer within the Ranji Trophy.

On Friday, a T20 specialist pacer had examined optimistic for novel coronavirus together with 12 members of the contingent in Dubai.

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“Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time,” CSK tweeted CEO Kasi Viswanathan’s assertion.

It is known that the COVID-19 case load of 1 franchise (13) has made loads of gamers in addition to assist workers cautious concerning the state of affairs as they continue to be in bio bubble for subsequent two and half months.

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While it’s anticipated that Raina will likely be issuing an announcement, sources near the franchise stated that one of many largest attracts within the IPL desperately wished to be together with his household in the mean time.

The 33-year-old had retired from worldwide cricket earlier this month.

CSK’s quarantine interval in Dubai has already been prolonged until September 1.

“Suresh’s absence will be a big blow for the CSK and also, he is one of the biggest draws in the IPL. But in these times, if any player doesn’t feel 100 per cent and has some other pressing priorities, any team respects that and CSK is no different,” a senior IPL official aware about growth in CSK camp informed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

While it could not be formally confirmed however hypothesis was rife {that a} household tragedy coupled by spike in COVID-19 instances within the crew may need disturbed the previous India left-hander who retired on August 15 alongside his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Once the primary case of a participant contained in the bubble turning optimistic emerged, Raina was shaken and had raised his apprehensions.

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“He wasn’t in a mood to play once the multiple COVID positive cases emerged. He was more keen on going back home to his kids,” stated an IPL supply aware about the event within the CSK camp.

Another concept doing the rounds is that he was disturbed by the homicide of his 58-year-old uncle Ashok Kumar in Pathankot throughout an alleged theft try. Four of his kinfolk, together with his aunt, additionally sustained accidents in an alleged assault by robbers, police stated on Saturday.

The incident came about at Thariyal village in Punjab’s Pathankot district on the intervening evening of August 19 and 20, the police stated.

However, this has been dominated out as a possible trigger by a number of sources.

“Obviously, it’s a hurtful incident but it happened on August 19 and 20 when he was in Chennai. Let’s just put it this way that cricket is the last thing on Suresh’s mind right now,” the supply added.

While it’s understood that the match shouldn’t be beneath risk as of now however one franchise turning into a “COVID-19 hotspot” is slowly turning into a difficulty for different groups in addition to the BCCI.

“If there are 13 cases from only one franchise then it is an issue for sure for everyone. The biggest aspect will be whether foreign cricketers will now start panicking as they are more touchy about these issues,” stated an official.

“We need to keep a tab on players’ mental health,” he added. PTI



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