It seems to be a bad news for CSK fans and CSK itself as Coronavirus has reached the most successful team of the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings are bound to extend their quarantine period and have also postponed the IPL training camp to September 1 because CSK pacer and 12 staff members have tested Coronavirus positive.
#NewsAlert | 12 Chennai Super Kings team staff test positive for Coronavirus.
The team extends quarantine by a week. pic.twitter.com/RsvMmtByx9
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) August 28, 2020
On August 21, The Super Kings landed in Dubai and were expected to start training on Friday. ESPNcricinfo reported as understands they have extended their quarantine beyond the mandatory six-day period but will be in place by the IPL. The tournament begins on September 19 but the IPL is yet to announce the schedule of the game.
Confirmations are unavailable that exactly why the Super Kings have opted to stay indoors at the team hotel in Dubai. There has also been no official communication sent out by the franchise. Kasi Viswanathan, the Super Kings chief executive officer did not respond to calls and weren’t in touch of reporters.
As per the IPL’s Covid-19 protocols :
- Teams would have to undergo a test at the airport upon landing in the UAE
- Three tests on days 1, 3 and 5 during the mandatory six-day quarantine at the team hotel.
- Only after all test results come out negative the teams are allowed to start training.
About the CSK Training :
Incidentally Viswanathan revealed he was skeptical about organising the camp in Chennai. But it was Dhoni who convinced him and explained him the importance of the camp and it’s necessity.
Dhoni reasoned as He (Vishwanathan) quoted : ‘No, Sir, we have not played for nearly 4-5 months. All of us need to get together. We should be in Chennai, in a bio-bubble, so that we get used to that when we land in Dubai. And also will help the boys getting in shape.’ This camp, though we had some reservations, has really helped. And I am very happy we were able to host the camp.”