CSK’s COVID-struck batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad stays in isolation; unlikely for IPL opener

Dubai, September 16

Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, who examined constructive for COVID-19 final month, stays in isolation and is unlikely to be accessible for the crew’s IPL opener towards Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated the India A batsman was doing “absolutely fine” however had not but received the BCCI’s clearance to affix the crew’s bio-bubble.

“Ruturaj has still not been cleared by the BCCI medical team and is in isolation. He is unlikely to be available for the first match. We are expecting him back in the (bubble) in the next couple of days and he is doing absolutely fine,” stated Viswanathan.

Thirteen members of the CSK contingent, together with two gamers, examined constructive for the virus final month.

While Deepak Chahar, together with 11 others, has recovered and resumed coaching after clearing his necessary two assessments, Gaikwad stays in isolation.

Gaikwad underwent assessments on Sunday and Monday, the outcomes of which aren’t identified. After clearing the COVID take a look at after the 14-day quarantine, a participant can be wanted to endure a cardiovascular and lung operate take a look at to make sure he’s match to coach.

Gaikwad is seen as Raina’s alternative within the crew after the latter pulled out of the match and flew again house because of private causes. Senior spinner Harbhajan Singh has additionally withdrawn because of private causes.

Visawanthan stated the crew had not selected their replacements but. PTI

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