CSK might compete against MI in opener tournament after players tested safe

Eventually, some positive news came from CSK camp has now been screened safe for Covid-19 by all the players who were not in isolation Thursday.

That means the player can actually start its practice in building up to IPL 2020. One also understands that CSK is available to play the opener against Mumbai Indians on September 19, according to a report. The schedule for IPL 2020 is announced Friday.

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Previously there had been reports suggesting that RCB could play against defending Mumbai Indians after two CSK players tested Covid-19 positive Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad. But CSK apparently never asked for the game to be postponed.

Earlier, it’s been mentioned that most teams want a warm-up game before the September 19 tournament opener.


“warm-ups are the only way to get players back in the tournament mode right from day one” Two other teams have stated in a report as they have not set foot on a cricket field for more than five months.

Also, Star broadcaster enjoys keeping warm-up games. While Star declined to comment, but those in the know said that “they are in favor of the concept and are also keen on their broadcast as it will help create anticipation for IPL.” The Indian Premier League is scheduled to start on September 19, matches to be played at three venues in UAE Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.

All teams apart from Chennai Super Kings, whose 13 staff members and 2 players tested Covid-19 favorably, hit the floor running. For more than five months, most cricketers haven’t played a game and are anxious to get some match practice before the multi-million dollar league starts.

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