CSK contingent, besides 13, exams unfavorable for COVID-19: Franchise CEO

New Delhi, September 1

All members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent, apart from the 13 who examined optimistic for COVID-19 early final week, have come out unfavorable within the newest exams, the IPL group’s CEO Okay S Viswanathan mentioned on Tuesday.

Viswanathan had earlier said that even the 13, together with India seamer Deepak Chahar and India A batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, had been amongst those that returned unfavorable in exams performed on Monday. He later revised his assertion.

“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 mentioned from Dubai the place the group relies proper now.

“Deepak and Ruturaj will complete their 14-day quarantine and then join training after two negative tests as per protocol,” he added.

The 13 contaminated contingent members will likely be examined on the finish of their quarantine interval.

The IPL begins on September 19, moved out of India this yr as a result of raging pandemic.

The improvement is a welcome aid for one of the crucial standard IPL groups.

Save for Chahar and Ruturaj, many of the members who examined optimistic are from the social media group of the franchise and different workers who aren’t associated to teaching duties.

Senior cricketer Suresh Raina has already returned dwelling as he was feeling a bit cautious with rising circumstances and wished to be together with his spouse and youngsters amid a household tragedy.

The CSK is but to hunt any alternative for Raina.

While there have been talks about giving the franchise sufficient time to coach 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 likely be held in all three cities Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from the beginning of the league. — PTI


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